New Member Introduction (confid-d)


My name is Dominic and I am a retired software developer.
While I have written some code in the past, (C, C++ TCL/TK and Python), most of my 30+ year SW development employment focus was in the area of software integration and software testing. This testing extended to the “Testing” of documentation - user docs, requirements, technical procedures etc. I was also responsible for the creation of requirements, design documents, test scripts etc.

I have always loved the idea behind Open Source, and in the past I have used many Open Source Linux distributions as well as the Open Foundation tools. Recently I discovered another Open Source organization called openstreetmaps and have started to contribute to that org by helping to map the world.
I particularly love the “Document Foundation” in general and LibreOffice in particular. I have been using Calc and Writer for most of the last 6 to 7 years.

I’d love to give back in any way I can and make the tools as useful and powerful as possible.

I’ll need some guidance to get started as I am not certain of my next step(s) toward making a meaningful contribution.

Thanks in advance,
Dominic (confid-d)


Hi Dominic (@confid-d )

Your skills and experience are valuable to the community. LibreOffice project has many entries where you can help. To get a first picture, please visit and you will find many pointers.

If you already know you want to work on our documentation, this is the place.


Hi Dominic,

you find an overview on Get Involved | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Based on OpenOffice - Compatible with Microsoft

From your experience the area “Testing - QA” might fit well.

Perhaps join the “Live streaming LibreOffice bug triaging”

Kind regards,