olex.openlogic.com: With the release of a new version of LibreOffice this month, it’s a good time to look at the two major open source office suites, LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org, to see what advantages each offers, and which is a better bet for end users.
linuxjournal.com: Florian Effenberger recently posted statistics of the number of developers contributing to the LibreOffice project.
h-online.com: The Brazilian government has signed a letter of intent to work with both The Document Foundation and the Apache OpenOffice.org community to develop the Office Suite platforms maintained by both communities.
blog.jospoortvliet.com: If you get a document with fonts you don't have, the result can be bad. Layout will surely not be proper and for some reason LO and Caligra pick a horrible replacement on my computer. Guaranteed to make any normal document unreadable.
ostatic.com: Joining the ever-growing list of Linux distributions jumping the sinking OpenOffice.org ship for the safety of LibreOffice is the irreplaceable Debian. LibreOffice has been in testing since March, but as of today it's available for stable 6.0 as well.
fossforce.com: Probably the most boring open source story recently is also been the one getting the most ink. The problem with with the Apache/OpenOffice saga is that the real story already happened, it’s history.
documentfoundation.org: Coding LibreOffice to relax a bit from studying tough mathematical problems? Reed why and how Markus Mohrhard works on LibreOffice!
itworld.com: There are two long-standing opinions about forks in the FLOSS community: they weaken projects or they strengthen projects. There are interesting arguments on either side of the debate, but if history is any judge, there is a strong trend: the project that forked away from the mainline project tends to be the ultimate survivor.
ostatic.com: Speaking of The Document Foundation, Italo Vignoli of the steering committee, today announced the release of LibreOffice 3.3.3. This latest release "fixes several bugs and improves the security of the suite, to specifically address the needs of corporate deployments, where stability is more important than new features."
ostatic.com: The Document Foundation today announced new advisory board members saying it's a demonstration of wide corporate support. Its composition shows that LibreOffice is a vendor-neutral, truly-free office suite, and confirms that The Document Foundation has created a solid base to build upon.
standardsandfreedom.net: I really avoided to comment on the latest developments at Apache and OpenOffice.org. Now that the OpenOffice.org project has formally been voted as an Apache project in incubation phase, I feel I can more easily comment on this latest move.
- OpenOffice, LibreOffice and the Scarcity Fallacy
- LibreOffice shows the strengths of FOSS
- New option to specify initial number of sheets
- Toolbar Improvements
computerworlduk.com: The best thing end-users can do is ignore OpenOffice.org at Apache until the dust settles, and switch to LibreOffice instead.
Also: Apache votes to accept OpenOffice.org for incubation
And: License This!
ingwa2.blogspot: The big picture is that we are all together in a much bigger fight: the one between the Open Document Format (ODF) and the proprietary formats of Microsoft Office. So here are the facts of the current situation:
- LibreOffice: New AND Improved
- TDF promises enterprise-ready Libreoffice 3.4 by August
- LibreOffice Visio Import filter - first steps of a new baby
zdnet.com: Some people in the open-source community are not at all pleased that Oracle has given OpenOffice to Apache and so they are throwing their support behind LibreOffice.
- Open letter to Apache regarding OpenOffice / LibreOffice
- OpenOffice + Apache = Open Content Innovation
- Like a box of chocolates
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
The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.4.0, a major release of the free office suite for personal productivity developed by a community of sponsored and volunteer developers, and supported worldwide by local communities of volunteers.
junauza.com: Though there is not much of a difference between LibreOffice Writer and its Oracle-owned predecessor, there are some tricks that can help you get the most out of it.