computerworlduk.com: The best thing end-users can do is ignore OpenOffice.org at Apache until the dust settles, and switch to LibreOffice instead.
Also: Apache votes to accept OpenOffice.org for incubation
And: License This!
ingwa2.blogspot: The big picture is that we are all together in a much bigger fight: the one between the Open Document Format (ODF) and the proprietary formats of Microsoft Office. So here are the facts of the current situation:
zdnet.com: Some people in the open-source community are not at all pleased that Oracle has given OpenOffice to Apache and so they are throwing their support behind LibreOffice.
- Open letter to Apache regarding OpenOffice / LibreOffice
- OpenOffice + Apache = Open Content Innovation
- Like a box of chocolates
linuxuser.co.uk: Oracle’s donation of the OpenOffice.org to the Apache Software Foundation does no favours for the users or developers of open office suites, says Richard Hillesley…
ostatic.com: Michael Meeks published some interesting statistics on the completeness of the OpenOffice source code contributed to the Apache Software Foundation. We can see that the Oracle OpenOffice code is incomplete.
linuxjournal.com: The world of LibreOffice and OpenOffice(.org) has been heating up recently with several exciting and, at times, bewildering developments.
Also: Oracle and OpenOffice: The Final Insult
- Why Oracle’s donation of OpenOffice disappoints
- What Oracle's Open Source Retreat Means
- Apache president Jim Jagielski talks about OpenOffice.org next steps
- Why OpenOffice Going To Apache Foundation Makes No Sense
- Michael Meeks' thoughts
- The big winner from Apache OpenOffice.org
- Arguments Over the Future of OpenOffice.org
- Oracle's PR: Statements on OpenOffice.org Contribution to Apache
- Rob Weir: An Invitation to Apache OpenOffice
- The Document Foundation's Statement on Oracle OOo Apache
- Bob Sutor: Some remarks on OpenOffice going to Apache