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Is Oracle Holding Back OpenOffice Files from Apache?

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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.

The Open Source Office Software Sector Heats Up

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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

Oracle’s donation of OpenOffice disappoints

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  • Why Oracle’s donation of OpenOffice disappoints
  • What Oracle's Open Source Retreat Means
  • Apache president Jim Jagielski talks about OpenOffice.org next steps

OOo Going To Apache Makes No Sense

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  • 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

OpenOffice.org Contribution to Apache

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  • 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

FOSS community petitions Oracle to release Openoffice.org assets

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worldlabel.com: On April 15th, 2011, Oracle announced that OpenOffice.org, its free-license office suite, would become a community project. Since then, Oracle employees working on OpenOffice.org are in the process of being laid off, code contributions have stopped, and several mailing lists and their archives have ceased to be available.

What the heck is happening with OpenOffice? (updated)

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zdnet.com: Oracle abandoned OpenOffice, but now it seems, thanks to IBM, that it may live on with another organization.

OpenOffice and LibreOffice Won't Be Kissing and Making Up

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ostatic.com: After last Friday's Oracle announcement that they were going to move OpenOffice.org to a community-based project everyone wondered what would be the result concerning The Document Foundation and LibreOffice.

LibreOffice 3.4 Beta 1 Available, Oracle Unchains OpenOffice

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linuxjournal.com: April 15 brought some interesting developments in the office suite front. Oracle's press release announcing its intention of halting commercial interest in OpenOffice.org came hours before The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 3.4 Beta 1.

Desktop Publishing Software With OpenOffice

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lockergnome.com: Recently I was asked by a family member to set them up with a copy of Publisher. Apparently, they weren’t aware of the cost involved in purchasing this software, so I suggested we look into some free alternatives that might better meet their needs.

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Librem 13: A few problems

I bought my old Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (1st gen.) when I entered grad school for my Master's program, in 2012. And after six years, the Thinkpad still ran well, but it was getting old, so I figured it was time for a change. I went back and forth about what kind of system should replace my laptop. I don't travel that much, so I figured a desktop would be better. And I could get a bigger screen. After going back and forth on the decision, I decided to get a laptop. I don't often travel with a laptop, but when I do, I prefer to use my primary system so I don't have to keep things synced. Of course, I wanted my system to run Linux. Purism is aimed at the Linux laptop market, and I wanted to support that. So I bought a Librem 13. I've had it now for about a week, and I love it now. But I'll be honest, I didn't love it right out of the box. I'd like to note two issues for folks who are thinking about getting a Librem laptop, so you aren't surprised like I was. Read more

Linux 4.17-rc7

So this week wasn't as calm as the previous weeks have been, but despite that I suspect this is the last rc. This week we had the whole "spectre v4" thing, and yes, the fallout from that shows up as part of the patch and commit log. But it's not actually dominant: the patch is pretty evenly one third arch updates, one third networking updates, and one third "rest". The arch updates are largely - although not exclusively - spectre v4. The networking stuff is mostly network drivers, but there's some core networking too. And "the rest" is just that - misc drivers (rdma, gpu, other), documentation, some vfs, vm, bpf, tooling.. The bulk of it is really pretty trivial one-liners, and nothing looks particularly scary. Let's see how next week looks, but if nothing really happens I suspect we can make do without an rc8. Shortlog appended as usual. Go out and test. Read more

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Libre Hardware

  • Flash your Libre Firmware with a Libre Programmer
    Whether or not you personally agree with all the ideals of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), you’ve got to give them credit: they don’t mess around. They started by laying the groundwork for a free and open source operating system, then once that dream was realized, started pushing the idea of replacing proprietary BIOS firmware with an open alternative such as Libreboot. But apparently, even that’s not enough, as there’s still more freedom to be had. We’re playing 4D Libre Chess now, folks. [...] Luckily, the FSF has just awarded the Zerocat Chipflasher their “Respects Your Freedom” certification, meaning every element of the product is released under a free license for your hacking enjoyment.
  • Coreboot Picks Up Support For Another Eight Year Old Intel Motherboard
    If by chance you happen to have an Intel DG41WV motherboard, it's now supported by mainline Coreboot so you can free the system down to the BIOS. The DG41WV motherboard comes from the LGA-775 days with an Intel G41 Eaglelake chipset back when DDR3-1066 was great, motherboards topped out with 4GB of RAM, four USB 2.0 ports were suitable, and motherboard PCBs were much less fashionable. The DG41WV was a micro-ATX board and a decent choice for the times to pair with a CPU like the Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad.