Collabora and ownCloud announce Partnership and release CODE for LibreOffice Online developers

code-logoCambridge, United Kingdom – December 15, 2015.

Collabora, the architects of LibreOffice Online, are proud to announce the release of CODE (Collabora Online Development Edition), a distribution of LibreOffice Online and ownCloud Server. The purpose of CODE is to give interested developers from any field an easy way to get early access to the very latest untested feature additions and updates to LibreOffice Online, in order to enable them to develop, test, and contribute.

This release also marks the start of a partnership between Collabora and ownCloud, the company behind the world’s most popular open source enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) software. The partnership will deliver a combined commercial solution during 2016, based on an integration between Collabora CloudSuite – a trio of Online, Mobile and Desktop office productivity combined with ownCloud Server.


  • Collabora announces the release of CODE (Collabora Online Development Edition).
  • CODE is an unsupported R&D edition of the integration based on LibreOffice Online and ownCloud Server.
  • Collabora and ownCloud announce Partnership and will deliver a combined commercial solution in 2016, based on an integration between Collabora CloudSuite and ownCloud Server.

“We’re delighted to partner with ownCloud to strengthen our go-to-market posture as we look forward to fulfilling the considerable market demand for an Open Source cloud document suite.” said Michael Meeks, General Manager of Collabora Productivity “This initial release of CODE is our first step in this exciting journey. By design, Collabora Online does not include essential cloud functionality such as identity management or storage. CODE gives a show-case of how filling this gap with a complementary integration with ownCloud gives a taste of the final deployment experience.”


“Collabora is a great Open Source Contributor and a great partner for ownCloud to deliver a full LibreOffice Online experience integrated with ownCloud to the ownCloud Community. Developers and Users will be able to easily view and edit documents while storing them in ownCloud. ” said Frank Karlitschek, ownCloud Founder and Project Leader at ownCloud “This integration proves the power of integration between leading Projects and allows full support for all major document, spreadsheet and presentation file formats.”

CODE (Collabora Online Development Edition) allows prototype editing of richly formatted documents from a web browser. With good support for key industry file formats , including text documents (docx, doc, odt, pdf…), spreadsheets (xlsx, xls, ods,…) and presentations (pptx, ppt, odp,…). All files are processed in the cloud and rendered locally. This initial version allows basic editing. Collaborative and rich editing are on the roadmap. Interested developers can download CODE as an easy to deploy virtual machine base image, bundled with ownCloud Server, and get started contributing to both projects right away.

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About Collabora Productivity:
Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, providing a range of products and consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. Collabora Office for Desktop and CloudSuite provide a business-hardened office suite with long-term, multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

About ownCloud:
Organizations that must share confidential data internally and externally rely on ownCloud’s on-premise enterprise file sync and share platform. Only ownCloud gives IT the visibility and control required to manage sensitive data, preserve business processes and integrate with existing compliant infrastructures while offering users the modern collaboration experience they demand. This is made possible through ownCloud’s open, modular architecture, extreme extensibility and unique federated cloud sharing capabilities. Company headquarters are in Lexington, MA, with European headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, visit:

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