The news has surprised many, but it is true that the relationship between LibreOffice and Canonical has been close since the advent of LibreOffice. Now it seems that the union has advanced and Canonical will be able to decide in a more active way in the Advisory Board of the Foundation.
For its part, the Document Foundation praises the development and importance of Canonical in the Cloud world and the GNU / Linux world, with its distribution being one of the best distributions in promoting its office suite.
So from now on, Canonical will be a more than active member of the Community as it will advise and propose on the future of LibreOffice and the Foundation, and can significantly influence the future of one of the most important foundations in the GNU / Linux world.
From now on, Canonical will be one of the most influential members in the development of Document Foundation
Nothing has been reported by Canonical about this this ad, The ad has been given for real and little else, leaving secretly the future plans that Canonical has for Document Foundation.
Possibly this union raises the most detractors of Canonical, but the truth is that since the Document Foundation and LibreOffice were created, Ubuntu and Canonical have helped a lot and they have released their software without asking for anything in return, Altruistically and believing in what LibreOffice offered.
Personally I think this incorporation is positive but it should not be the only company or distribution that had this presence to the Foundation’s Advisory Board, as the good of the GNU / Linux world is not to impose one’s judgment but to learn from the judgment of others and create something that cannot be appropriated but is public and free of power use at any time Don’t you believe?