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The Legacy of OpenOffice.org

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robweir.com: When I hear the word “fork”, I reach for my gun. OK. Maybe it is not that bad. But in the open source world, “fork” is a loaded term. So I’ll avoid the term “fork” for the remainder of this post and instead talk about the legacy of one notable open source project, OpenOffice.org.

Office Clones: It's About to Get Complicated

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pcmag.com: Those looking for some alternatives to the pricey Microsoft Office have looked to Google for its small suite of online apps and OpenOffice, an open-source Office suite "owned" by Oracle and comprised of clones of the Microsoft product. This is about to get more complicated.

Why Oracle Wants LibreOffice to Succeed

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itworld.com: This accomplishes two things: those who leave can be replaced by more Oracle-friendly developers. Those who stay will have re-committed themselves to the success of OpenOffice.org, just by staying. Ah, but there's another benefit here left unsaid:

OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Almost Here - Is It the Last?

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  • OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Almost Here - Is It the Last?
  • The Oracle Fiasco's Impact
  • Introducing: the Simple Java API for ODF

Mass resignations from OpenOffice.org

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  • Mass resignations from OpenOffice.org
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Release Candidate 3 available

On Open Source and Academic Productivity...

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: Yesterday, I finished the analysis of a survey I passed for one of my courses. I used tables, pie graphs, bar graphs, and many of those features people love to see when data analysis is presented. Oh...I also used Open Office to build the whole thing.

Oracle OpenOffice.org vs. TDF LibreOffice

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  • Oracle OpenOffice.org vs. TDF LibreOffice
  • Java Is Under Siege. Will Oracle Let It Burn?
  • OpenOffice.org and the Unnecessary Ultimatum

5 Myths About OpenOffice.org / LibreOffice

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  • 5 Myths About OpenOffice.org / LibreOffice
  • OpenOffice Council Shows LibreOffice Fans the Door
  • OpenOffice.org is dead to me
  • LibreOffice Contributions stats

SVG OOo, LO Nov

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  • First Stable Release Of Libre Office In Late November
  • Finally! SVG Coming to OpenOffice.org

Charles H. Schulz Leaving OOo Project

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standardsandfreedom.net: Today is a special day. I feel both sad and relieved, happy and somewhat disgusted. I have officially resigned from my all my duties, roles and positions inside the OpenOffice.org project.

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Security Leftovers

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • IOTA: IoT revolutionized with a Ledger
    Ever since the introduction of digital money, the world quickly came to realize how dire and expensive the consequences of centralized systems are. Not only are these systems incredibly expensive to maintain, they are also “single points of failures” which expose a large number of users to unexpected service interruptions, fraudulent activities and vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious hackers. Thanks to Blockchain, which was first introduced through Bitcoin in 2009, the clear benefits of a decentralized and “trustless” transactional settlement system became apparent. No longer should expensive trusted third parties be used for handling transactions, instead, the flow of money should be handled in a direct, Peer-to-Peer fashion. This concept of a Blockchain (or more broadly, a distributed ledger) has since then become a global phenomenon attracting billions of dollars in investments to further develop the concept.
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    Earlier this week, my colleague Chaim Gartenberg covered a laptop called the GPD Pocket, which is currently being funded on Indiegogo. As Chaim pointed out, the Pocket’s main advantage is its size — with a 7-inch screen, the thing is really, really small — and its price, a reasonable $399. But he didn’t mention that the Pocket is the resurrection of one of the most compelling, yet fatally flawed, computing trends of the ‘00s: the netbook. So after ten years, are netbooks finally cool again? That might be putting it too strongly, but I’m willing to hope.

Linux Devices

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  • Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266
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  • [Older] Shmoocon 2017: The Ins And Outs Of Manufacturing And Selling Hardware
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  • 1.8 Billion Mobile Internet Users NEVER use a PC, 200 Million PC Internet Users never use a mobile phone. Understanding the 3.5 Billion Internet Total Audience
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