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OpenOffice: Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride

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OOo Poor OpenOffice. It’s been open source for so long, and yet its adoption and market importance has always lagged far behind that of peer software like Linux. Can this ever change?

IBM to donate Symphony code to Apache for consideration

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OOo One month later, IBM is announcing that it will offer the Symphony source code to the Apache OpenOffice incubator for consideration. Why and what does this mean?

Brazilian government signs up to develop OpenOffice and LibreOffice

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OOo The Brazilian government has signed a letter of intent to work with both The Document Foundation and the Apache community to develop the Office Suite platforms maintained by both communities.

OpenOffice – splits and pirouettes

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OOo The splits and controversies around LibreOffice and have highlighted a number of issues concerning the licensing and corporate governance of open source projects and communities.

Major gaps of Open Office Impress versus Microsoft Power Point: what do you think?

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OOo Yesterday Sergio, a user of OpenOffice Impress, sent to the discussion list his list of the “Major Gaps of OpenOffice Impress 3.3 vs. Microsoft Office PowerPoint”. site goes offline, Oracle declines to comment

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OOo Two URLs including the domain owned by software giant Oracle are currently displaying error messages, but the Larry Ellison-run company is declining to explain why the sites are down.

LibreOffice vs OpenOffice:

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OOo Probably the most boring open source story recently is also been the one getting the most ink. The problem with with the Apache/OpenOffice saga is that the real story already happened, it’s history.

Head to Head: Microsoft Office 2010 vs Open Office

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OOo For many an office suite is just as essential as the computer it runs on. But should you continue investing in Microsoft Office or choose the free OpenOffice instead? Karl Wright gets down to business and finds out in our review.

Fork history does not favor

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OOo There are two long-standing opinions about forks in the FLOSS community: they weaken projects or they strengthen projects. There are interesting arguments on either side of the debate, but if history is any judge, there is a strong trend: the project that forked away from the mainline project tends to be the ultimate survivor.

Two projects, one community

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OOo I really avoided to comment on the latest developments at Apache and Now that the project has formally been voted as an Apache project in incubation phase, I feel I can more easily comment on this latest move.

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