Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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blogs.gnome.org: First, when reading the minutes, it’s worth noting that this was not a voted decision. At 21:50, Louis Suarez-Potts proposed “that the TDF members of the CC consider the points those of us who have not joined TDF have made about conflict of interest and confusion [and] resign their offices, so as to remove the apparent conflict of interest their current representational roles produce”.
computerworld.com: Ninthchamber asked the Office & Business Software forum why OpenOffice files don't always open in Microsoft Office.
h-online.com: Two months after the first beta arrived, the OpenOffice.org developers have issued the first release candidate (RC1) of OpenOffice.org 3.3.0, the next release of the Oracle owned open source office suite.
blogs.sun.com: And here are some more Chart features in OOo 3.3 Beta:
techie-buzz.com: Oracle wants the founders of The Documents Foundation to leave the OpenOffice.org council. According to Oracle, their works with The Documents Foundation and LibreOffice will conflict with that of OpenOffice.org.
Also: Oracle Sucks Up to OpenOffice.org
networkworld.com: OK all of you Microsoft haters, take your bloomers back down from being twisted around your necks. Microsoft put out a YouTube bashing a competitor and everyone is yelling that Microsoft went back on their word and they hate Open Source after all. Is Microsoft not allowed to compete against open source alternatives?
linuxjournal.com: During OpenOffice.org's tenth anniversary, Oracle announced it will participate in ODF Plugfest, one of the conferences aimed at furthering the Open Document Format interoperability, held October 14 - 15 in Brussels.
zdnet.com/blog: Microsoft has a long-established practice of disarming competition by not acknowledging it, because acknowledging the competition gives it power. Well, the Redmond giant has changed stance when it comes to OpenOffice and launched a video attack on the free alternative to the Office software suite.
pcworld.com (IDG): Oracle sought to dispel any doubts about its commitment to OpenOffice.org on Wednesday, announcing its participation in the ODF Plugfest event in Brussels this week and talking up future development plans for the open source productivity suite.
Also: New Chart features in OpenOffice.org 3.3 Beta (part 2)
blogs.sun.com: Arbitrary text shapes and drawing objects now can easily be inserted into Charts.
linux-magazine.com: October 13, 2010 marks the tenth anniversary of the OpenOffice.org project. It's a significant landmark, both for me personally and for free software in general.