About Us

The company allotropia software GmbH provides services, consulting and products around LibreOffice and related opensource projects.

Rendering by Esmu Igors / CC BY

Our Mission

Founded in 2020 with 5 long-time developers of the project, its stated mission is to bring LibreOffice to shine - in as many different shape and form as necessary to serve modern needs towards office productivity software. At the same time, we're here to have a lot of fun hacking on the code!

The Name

We thought the name “allotropia” appropriate for that kind of endeavour. Its roots are the Greek allotropos (ἄλλος τρόπος), meaning the feature of some chemical elements to exist in two or more different forms - in the same physical state, but with massively different chemical attributes. Quite apropos we think, when considering the very many forms & shapes you find the same piece of opensource software (like LibreOffice) in use. You take the same elementary FLOSS ingredient, and get a multitude of different forms out of it - on the desktop, server, mobile & many more niche use-cases.

And if you let FLOSS sit in just the right environment for long enough - you get a diamond (or the even more interesting buckyball, see picture).


Get to know our team of certified LibreOffice developers.

Thorsten Behrens

Managing Director, LibreOffice hacker

Samuel Mehrbrodt

LibreOffice hacker, Java expert, LOEclipse maintainer

Michael Stahl

LibreOffice hacker, Writer expert, ODF co-editor

Armin Le Grand

LibreOffice hacker, drawinglayer expert

Jan-Marek Glogowski

LibreOffice hacker, WASM wrangler, KDE/Qt expert

Gabor Kelemen

LibreOffice hacker, bug wrangler, MSO interop expert

Balázs Varga

LibreOffice hacker, Chart expert, LOWA developer

Sarper Akdemir

LibreOffice hacker, Impress expert, LOWA developer

Tibor Nagy

LibreOffice hacker, Impress and Calc expert

Stephan Bergmann

LibreOffice hacker, UNO, SDK, and c++ expert, template and clang plugin architect

Moritz Duge

All-round nerd, Rust/JS/C++ hacker, Developer Relations



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