OpenOffice.org forked into LibreOffice

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  1. dragonbite

    dragonbite Well-Known Member

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    LibreOffice - A fresh page for OpenOffice
    http://www.h-online.com/open/features/LibreOffice-A-fresh-page-for-OpenOffice-1097358.html
    This is actually GREAT news!! OpenOffice has had their share of problems so a new, fresh start backed by the heavyweights of FOSS with the Non-Profit, Open Source structure from the get-go this may have a chance to replace OpenOffice if they can keep it together.

    I think this will also send a message to Oracle that their iron-fisted grip is only going to be partially effective in being detrimental to Open Source, and this is one way around it. Not to mention, after killing OpenSolaris, statements over Java, and whithering MySQL support people are getting a view of where Oracle stands with Open Source and are doing something about it! Try that with proprietary software.
     

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