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OpenOffice.org Splits from Oracle, renames itself LibreOffice

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#1 Andrew


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Posted 28 September 2010 - 04:52 PM

OpenOffice.org, the free office productivity suite which was founded and sponsored by Sun Microsystems, has broken all ties with Oracle, which bought Sun a year and a half ago. This break from Oracle follows OpenSolaris, another open source project sponsored by Sun, which split away from Oracle earlier this month after the company abandoned the project.

LibreOffice, née OpenOffice.org is now under the administration of The Document Foundation, which was created for that purpose. Many of the companies which had been sponsors of the OpenOffice.org project are now sponsoring the new foundation, including Google, Canonical, Red Hat, and the Free Software Foundation. Oracle has been invited to join but hasn't responded.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:37 PM


I see that the newly named version is in Beta, which means it's buggy and may cause problems, unless I missed something on the page.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:48 PM

Hey, OB -

"Technically" it is a beta,

but look at the list of known beta items.

Looks like mostly housekeeping stuff to me, unless I've missed something.

(Source: LibreOffice Download page.)

Edited by JohnWho, 30 September 2010 - 09:49 PM.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 06:17 AM

Oops! I Flashed this this morning myself, apologies,Alan
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Posted 01 October 2010 - 11:54 AM

eh, I didn't like the openoffice.org name anyway

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