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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.

What the heck is happening with OpenOffice? (updated)

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zdnet.com: 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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ostatic.com: After last Friday's Oracle announcement that they were going to move OpenOffice.org 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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linuxjournal.com: April 15 brought some interesting developments in the office suite front. Oracle's press release announcing its intention of halting commercial interest in OpenOffice.org came hours before The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 3.4 Beta 1.

Desktop Publishing Software With OpenOffice

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lockergnome.com: 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 OpenOffice.org

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techradar.com: OpenOffice.org is a huge lumbering beast. Here are 20 things we'd change about it to make it better.

Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice

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

New OpenOffice.org Suite: Adequate, but Uninspiring

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eweek.com: The open-source office-productivity suite appears doomed for mediocrity.

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
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