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Apache Software Foundation incubating openoffice.org

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A new Apache project.

KOffice user site

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I'm giving as much time as I can to supporting KOffice. With the impending release of version 2.0.0, KOffice is beginning to shape up a a main contender in the office software field.

A new OpenOffice community site

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Stay tuned to the OpenOffice conference in September. I'm expecting an announcement about a community site and, possibly, an announcement of another support site. You heard it on tuxmachines first.

Free software services

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Facilitating the search for information

The OpenOffice.org Users' Community Site

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join in the planning of a new users' community website

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    Non-profits that provide project support have proven themselves to be necessary for the success and advancement of individual projects and Free Software as a whole. The Free Software Foundation (founded in 1985) serves as a home to GNU projects and a canonical list of Free Software licenses. The Open Source Initiative came about in 1998, maintaining the Open Source Definition, based on the Debian Free Software Guidelines, with affiliate members including Debian, Mozilla, and the Wikimedia Foundation. Software in the Public Interest (SPI) was created in the late 90s largely to act as a fiscal sponsor for projects like Debian, enabling it to do things like accept donations and handle other financial transactions.
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    Software Freedom Conservancy is pleased to announce the addition of Clojars as its newest member project. Clojars is a community-maintained repository for free and open source libraries written in the Clojure programming language. Clojars emphasizes ease of use, publishing library packages that are simple to use with build automation tools.