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Why I contribute my changes to Libreoffice and won’t re-license

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mmohrhard.wordpress: So after reading several times on another mailing list that Libreoffice developers should relicense their patches to make them available to other descendents in the OpenOffice.org ecosystem I’m explaining why I contribute to the Libreoffice project and license my changes only as LGPLv3+/MPL.

Nine Improvements That Are Overdue in LibreOffice Writer

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datamation.com: The latest version adds some welcome new features, but LibreOffice Writer has some legacy issues that should have been addressed years ago.

LibreOffice 4.0: An Existential Release

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ostatic.com: LibreOffice 4.0 is right around the bend and today Charles H. Schulz wrote why this particular version is "an existential release." Folks were wondering why the big jump in version numbers, but Schulz says there are two big reasons.

Six new features coming in LibreOffice 4.0

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pcworld.com: It's hard to believe LibreOffice has only been around about two years, so thoroughly has it come to dominate as the leading free and open source productivity suite, but late last week a release candidate for its next major version appeared.

The Document Foundation 2012 in Review

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ostatic.com: Italo Vignoli today published lots of cool graphs and stats demonstating the growth and other accomplishments over the course of 2012. From the growth in number of contributors to high-profile roll-outs to increasing numbers of downloads, 2012 has been a banner year.

LibreOffice Developer Interview: KOHEI YOSHIDA

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documentfoundation.org: Kohei Yoshida is a well-known individual on the LibreOffice project. To many, he is considered as one of the core group of developers who have contributed to the steady development and code improvement of the project, and one of the leaders of the calc component.

LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office in real life

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dedoimedo.com: For most people, Microsoft Office Word is synonymous with word processing in general. They do not know or care that there used to be software like WordPerfect, or that some people run LibreOffice, AbiWord, and many other programs.

LibreOffice: A Continuing Tale of FOSS Success

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linux.com: There are countless excellent open source software packages available today for virtually every taste and purpose, but it would be difficult to find a better exemplar of open source success than LibreOffice.

LibreOffice Pushes Back, Releases 3.6.3

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ostatic.com: Yesterday Rob Weir said he didn't believe the LibreOffice user numbers. The folks at TDF are not happy and some pushed right back today. In related news, LibreOffice 3.6.3 was announced today too.

Is LibreOffice Exaggerating User Data?

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ostatic.com: Not long ago during The LibreOffice Conference, Florian Effenberger announced that LibreOffice had nearly 60 million users. It's an impressive number, yet entirely plausible to most readers. However, Rob Weir says those numbers don't add up to him.

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