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The OpenOffice fork is officially here

Oct 05, 2010, 00:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"It's not that Oracle wishes The Document Foundation and its take on OpenOffice, LibreOffice ill. Oracle just isn't going to be having anything to do with it.

"When The Document Foundation released the beta of LibreOffice, the group wanted to speed up the rate of changes to the notoriously slow OpenOffice office suite software project and to make such significant improvements to OpenOffice as adding Microsoft OpenXML format compatibility to the program. This suggestion received support from all the major open-source and Linux powers such as Red Hat, Novell, and Ubuntu. Indeed, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, announced that they'd place LibreOffice in next spring's update of Ubuntu."

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