"Back when the 2010 Linux Plumbers Conference was looking for
presentations, the LibreOffice project had not yet announced its
existence. So Michael Meeks put in a vague proposal for a talk
having to do with OpenOffice.org and promised the organizers it
would be worth their time. Fortunately, they believed him; in an
energetic closing keynote, Michael talked at length about what is
going on with LibreOffice - and with the free software development
community as a whole. According to Michael, both good and bad
things are afoot. (Michael's slides [PDF] are available for those
who would like to follow along).
"Naturally enough, LibreOffice is one of the good things; it's
going to be "awesome." It seems that there are some widely
diverging views on the awesomeness of OpenOffice.org; those who are
based near Hamburg (where StarDivision was based) think it is a
wonderful tool. People in the rest of the world tend to have a
rather less enthusiastic view. The purpose of the new LibreOffice
project is to produce a system that we can all be proud of."
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