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OOo Contribution to Apache

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  • Oracle's PR: Statements on 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 assets

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

What the heck is happening with OpenOffice? (updated)

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OOo Oracle abandoned OpenOffice, but now it seems, thanks to IBM, that it may live on with another organization.

OpenOffice and LibreOffice Won't Be Kissing and Making Up

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OOo After last Friday's Oracle announcement that they were going to move to a community-based project everyone wondered what would be the result concerning The Document Foundation and LibreOffice.

LibreOffice 3.4 Beta 1 Available, Oracle Unchains OpenOffice

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OOo April 15 brought some interesting developments in the office suite front. Oracle's press release announcing its intention of halting commercial interest in came hours before The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 3.4 Beta 1.

Desktop Publishing Software With OpenOffice

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OOo Recently I was asked by a family member to set them up with a copy of Publisher. Apparently, they weren’t aware of the cost involved in purchasing this software, so I suggested we look into some free alternatives that might better meet their needs.

20 things we'd change about

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OOo is a huge lumbering beast. Here are 20 things we'd change about it to make it better.

Open office dilemma: vs. LibreOffice

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OOo Dueling open source alternatives to Microsoft Office match word processors, spreadsheets, and much more; which one should you choose?

New Suite: Adequate, but Uninspiring

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OOo The open-source office-productivity suite appears doomed for mediocrity.

What an office suite should look like

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OOo In between Web apps, which tend to be minimalistic, children-oriented stripped-down versions of popular programs and massively decorated KDE-centric office suites, which probably represents the far end of the spectrum, the common user will have a tough time choosing the best program for writing documents and presenting stuff. But making the right choice for your favorite software is only the beginning of the problem.

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