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LibreOffice isn't an OpenOffice fork... yet

Sep 29, 2010, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Many people are assuming the Document Foundation's LibreOffice is an OpenOffice fork. It's not. Not yet anyway.

"I agree with almost everyone that it's highly unlikely that Oracle will join up, although it is possible. Oracle has very little interest in anything that doesn't contribute to the price of fuel for one of Larry Ellison's jets. That means that Oracle's main focus will be its server software stack.

"Ellison does have some interest in OpenOffice. Back in June 2009, not long after Oracle purchased Sun, Ellison proposed that OpenOffice developers quit using C++ for OpenOffice and switch to using JavaFX. That idea went over like a lead balloon."

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