The OpenOffice fork is officially here
Oct 05, 2010, 00:03 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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."