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
- Why Oracle’s donation of OpenOffice disappoints
- What Oracle's Open Source Retreat Means
- Apache president Jim Jagielski talks about OpenOffice.org next steps
- 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
- 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
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.
zdnet.com: Oracle abandoned OpenOffice, but now it seems, thanks to IBM, that it may live on with another organization.
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.
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.
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.
techradar.com: OpenOffice.org is a huge lumbering beast. Here are 20 things we'd change about it to make it better.
infoworld.com: Dueling open source alternatives to Microsoft Office match word processors, spreadsheets, and much more; which one should you choose?
eweek.com: The open-source office-productivity suite appears doomed for mediocrity.
dedoimedo.com: 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.
earthweb.com: On September 28, 2010, LibreOffice was announced as a fork of the OpenOffice.org office suite. However, it was only last week that the two rivals released their 3.3 versions, and users had the chance to see whether the differences in the culture of the projects made any difference in the code.
zdnet.co.uk: This is a welcome update, but it's definitely a point release: unless you're looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office on financial or philosophical grounds, 3.3 may not be the version to make you switch.
ostatic.com: One day after the announcement of LibreOffice 3.3, Oracle released the free version of OpenOffice.org. Perhaps it was due to the lack of fanfare, but it seems this release was met with a collective indifference.
openoffice.org: The newest Release of OpenOffice.org is out now and available for download. New things are described in detail in the Feature Overview. The technical Release Notes are also available.
zdnet.com: Choice is great. It’s one of the key selling points of open source — a guarantee that no one company can monopolize a software category, at least illegally.
linuxjournal.com: Oracle-owned OpenOffice.org and independent LibreOffice are both nearing their freely available 3.3.0 versions and show their wares with recent release candidates.
h-online.com: While Oracle had already released Oracle Open Office 3.3 in mid-December, the OpenOffice.org developers have only just issued the ninth release candidate for OpenOffice.org 3.3.0, the next major release of the Oracle owned open source office suite.