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Students, welcome to our project


Welcome to this wiki !!

TAG TODO.pngStill to be translated This page is a hub for new participants to this project. It contain pointers, which enables newcomers to find information quickly.

Be aware of the fact that this page doesn't mention everything, so please use the links to external content.

This is the OOo4Kids wiki

  • A Wiki is an open and collaborative space, with the appearance of a website. Everyone can become a editor and be able to participate in its development.
  • When a person creates an account and log in, the user can change their personal page or any other pages (if the author allows editing).
  • We ask each participating student to carefully document what they do as regularly and as often as possible on their personal page.
  • To browse this wiki, click on the links and use the navigation tools in the browser, like with any other website.
  • To learn more about wiki's, go to http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki

For the moment, only a English translation of this page is available, but more translations will be available when the development is extended further. This crucial work are currently being done on a voluntary basis by active translators.

To chat with us live

Having a urgent question or need an address to send a document?

We favour IRC (Internet Relay Chat), which is an old and trustworthy tool used by most developers of Free and Open Source software. To be able to use IRC you need suitable software like mIRC, Irssi, XChat, Opera M2 or Chatzilla. Read more about how to reach us on IRC in the section Meet us

A quickstart follows below for the ones that can't wait.

To join us on IRC, enter the following settings in the software preferences:

In the server section: irc.freenode.net
And in the channel section: #educooo

What is an internship?

  • We (EducOOo) work in partnerships with high schools and universities to arrange internships for students.
  • A internship with EducOOo involves tasks like writing the code, implementing new features, testing or fixing bugs.
  • Involvement is not limited to programming, so moving toward other efforts that help OpenOffice.org Education Project or the association EducOOo is also possible.
  • The work is mainly being done remotely, so the student or the student group is supposed to be hosted and provided for by the participating institutions.

Internship Agreement

Each application is defined by a convention, and additional documents or co-signed by the association and the school (through its representatives).


  • One or several students of an identified educational institution (Engineering, University or other)
  • A dedicated contact for each participating institution is required. Preferably a tutor working closely with the students.
  • One or more developer(s) and/or members of the association, playing the role of mentors.
  • If possible but not required, the involvement of professional developers, for the audit work (code review etc).

Possible Tasks

Involvement in this project are not limited to programming, so here is a more complete list of possible tasks:

  • Programming (C, Objective-C, Python, Perl, bash)
  • Evaluation of
    • Usability
    • Icons
    • Design
  • Research ideas
  • Ideas for improvements, with traces and screenshots on the wiki, etc ...
  • Writing documentation for OOo4Kids and OOoLight.
  • Visibility in blogs
  • Contribution to the wiki, rearrangement of content
  • Coding and implementation (proof of concept and final implementation by a motivated candidate)

Contact us by e-mail

Write to: contact@ooo4kids.org

Alternatively use our mailing list:

Who are we?

EducOOo [1] is an association of the type 1901 law, which secures support for the OpenOffice.org Education [2] project (a sub project of OpenOffice.org).

OOo4Kids and OOoLight are two software products made by EducOOo. The changes in the source code for OOo4Kids and OOoLight are intended to be reversed to the OpenOffice.org project.

List of Schools participating

  • The Epitech Paris [3] (port OOo4Kids about XO, migration Mozilla -> Seamonkey, four students, three scheduled for this year),
  • The École Centrale de Nantes [4] [5] (annotation mode in Impress, more than 10 students, two scheduled for January 2010)
  • The UTBM [6] (more than 10 students participated, both scheduled this year)
  • The Seneca College [7] (Toronto, Canada, framing: Fardad Soolemanloo, 10 students, various contributions)
  • Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University, Noida - India [8] (Vishal Garg, improved macro with Python)
  • Other schools or universities (Sri Lanka).
  • Oxford University [9] (Michal Spisiak, alignment and resizing of equations in Math)
  • Aalborg Universitet, Denmark [10] (Jonas Jensen equation editor visual, new mathematical symbols, and other tasks for improvement of Math).

External Links:

More to come...

What do I have to do if I want to build OOo4Kids or OOoLight from the source code?

Regardless of operating system (Windows, Mac OS X or Linux) and the hardware used (Intel, PowerPC, mipsel), instructions for building OOo4Kids and OOoLight is available. And if you are running OpenBSD or FreeBSD, ports are being worked on.

Everything is explained in English (the universal language for development) on the Environment Setup page.

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