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LibreOffice – a dive into the unknown

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LibreOffice has come alive, with busy mailing lists, vibrant IRC channels, and a growing community which provides a healthy contrast to the ups and downs of the OpenOffice.org years. LibreOffice claims "more developers with commits in the first year than the OpenOffice.org project managed in its first decade". 25 per cent of the commits have come from community members, and 45 per cent from Red Hat and SUSE. Other contributors have included Canonical, Bobiciel, CodeThink, Lanedo, SIL, and Tata Consultancy Services.

Just as importantly, LibreOffice claims to be more feature complete, faster and more reliable than its OpenOffice.org predecessor, and claims 25 million users in its first year. Many of these are Linux users, but they also include commercial successes such as a hospital workforce of 25,000 in Denmark.

"The group of hospitals is phasing out a proprietary alternative, 'for long term strategic reasons'", it was reported, "which at the same time saves the group some 40 million Kroners worth of proprietary licences."

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