LibreOffice is the default office suite for numerous Linux distributions, including Ubuntu which has used it since its spring 2011 release.
LibreOffice 5.2 is being released next month and will become one of the first applications to be available as a snap package which will make it easier and simpler for The Document Foundation to maintain.
The snap package format is one that aims to be an universal one so that it can be installed on all GNU/Linux distributions.
"By becoming a member of the project Advisory Board, Canonical will provide the experience and the insights necessary to improve the presence of free software – and LibreOffice – inside enterprises and public administrations worldwide."
Will Cooke, desktop engineering manager of Canonical, said: "We are extremely pleased to become a member of the LibreOffice Project advisory board and have the opportunity to provide our guidance and insights to help improve LibreOffice for users around the world.
"At Canonical, we believe in the power of open source software. We are committed to developing it, and will support projects and initiatives that help to promote its benefits to a wider audience."
The primary function of the advisory board is to represent the The Document Foundation's sponsors, and to provide the board of directors with advice, guidance and proposals. In addition, the advisory board is at the heart of the LibreOffice ecosystem and plays a key role in the project's future development.