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LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org: Missing the Big Picture

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ingwa2.blogspot: The big picture is that we are all together in a much bigger fight: the one between the Open Document Format (ODF) and the proprietary formats of Microsoft Office. So here are the facts of the current situation:

FSF favors LibreOffice over OpenOffice

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zdnet.com: Some people in the open-source community are not at all pleased that Oracle has given OpenOffice to Apache and so they are throwing their support behind LibreOffice.

Open letter to Apache regarding OOo / LibO

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  • Open letter to Apache regarding OpenOffice / LibreOffice
  • OpenOffice + Apache = Open Content Innovation
  • Like a box of chocolates

Strip mining of OpenOffice.org

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linuxuser.co.uk: Oracle’s donation of the OpenOffice.org to the Apache Software Foundation does no favours for the users or developers of open office suites, says Richard Hillesley…

Is Oracle Holding Back OpenOffice Files from Apache?

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ostatic.com: Michael Meeks published some interesting statistics on the completeness of the OpenOffice source code contributed to the Apache Software Foundation. We can see that the Oracle OpenOffice code is incomplete.

The Open Source Office Software Sector Heats Up

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linuxjournal.com: The world of LibreOffice and OpenOffice(.org) has been heating up recently with several exciting and, at times, bewildering developments.

Also: Oracle and OpenOffice: The Final Insult

Oracle’s donation of OpenOffice disappoints

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  • Why Oracle’s donation of OpenOffice disappoints
  • What Oracle's Open Source Retreat Means
  • Apache president Jim Jagielski talks about OpenOffice.org next steps

OOo Going To Apache Makes No Sense

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  • Why OpenOffice Going To Apache Foundation Makes No Sense
  • Michael Meeks' thoughts
  • The big winner from Apache OpenOffice.org
  • Arguments Over the Future of OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org Contribution to Apache

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  • Oracle's PR: Statements on OpenOffice.org Contribution to Apache
  • Rob Weir: An Invitation to Apache OpenOffice
  • The Document Foundation's Statement on Oracle OOo Apache
  • Bob Sutor: Some remarks on OpenOffice going to Apache

FOSS community petitions Oracle to release Openoffice.org assets

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worldlabel.com: On April 15th, 2011, Oracle announced that OpenOffice.org, its free-license office suite, would become a community project. Since then, Oracle employees working on OpenOffice.org are in the process of being laid off, code contributions have stopped, and several mailing lists and their archives have ceased to be available.

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