"Sun, the major contributor to OpenOffice.org, applies its own
set of rules on the project's development, licensing, and
copyrights, and as a result, there are often clashes with the
general open source community. (Read this interview with an
OpenOffice.org developer for more inside info on the
Go-OO/OpenOffice.org rift.) Novell is the main mover behind Go-OO,
but Debian and Ubuntu developers are also cooperating by
maintaining a large group of patches, and making sure they don't
break newer OpenOffice.org releases. There used to be a certain lag
between Go-OO releases and OpenOffice.org's, but now both variants
come out quite close.
"Thus, if you install OpenOffice.org in Ubuntu 8.10, though the
package is named "OpenOffice.org Office Suite," if you check the
package description, at the bottom it reads "Homepage:
http://www.go-oo.org," showing its true source.
"Go-OO is available both for Linux and Windows. If your
distribution doesn't appear to carry it in a repository, you can
download the version you need and install it yourself, though
before installing Go-OO, you might need to remove your current
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