standardsandfreedom.net: I really avoided to comment on the latest developments at Apache and OpenOffice.org. Now that the OpenOffice.org project has formally been voted as an Apache project in incubation phase, I feel I can more easily comment on this latest move.
- OpenOffice, LibreOffice and the Scarcity Fallacy
- LibreOffice shows the strengths of FOSS
- New option to specify initial number of sheets
- Toolbar Improvements
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
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.
zdnet.com: Oracle abandoned OpenOffice, but now it seems, thanks to IBM, that it may live on with another organization.
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.
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.
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.
techradar.com: OpenOffice.org is a huge lumbering beast. Here are 20 things we'd change about it to make it better.
infoworld.com: Dueling open source alternatives to Microsoft Office match word processors, spreadsheets, and much more; which one should you choose?
eweek.com: The open-source office-productivity suite appears doomed for mediocrity.