Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

OOo

Fork history does not favor OpenOffice.org

Filed under
LibO
OOo

itworld.com: There are two long-standing opinions about forks in the FLOSS community: they weaken projects or they strengthen projects. There are interesting arguments on either side of the debate, but if history is any judge, there is a strong trend: the project that forked away from the mainline project tends to be the ultimate survivor.

Two projects, one community

Filed under
LibO
OOo

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

Filed under
LibO
OOo
  • OpenOffice, LibreOffice and the Scarcity Fallacy
  • LibreOffice shows the strengths of FOSS
  • New option to specify initial number of sheets
  • Toolbar Improvements

OpenOffice.Org and the LibreOffice Imperative

Filed under
LibO
OOo

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!

LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org: Missing the Big Picture

Filed under
LibO
OOo

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:

FSF favors LibreOffice over OpenOffice

Filed under
LibO
OOo

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 OOo / LibO

Filed under
LibO
OOo
  • Open letter to Apache regarding OpenOffice / LibreOffice
  • OpenOffice + Apache = Open Content Innovation
  • Like a box of chocolates

Strip mining of OpenOffice.org

Filed under
OOo

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…

Is Oracle Holding Back OpenOffice Files from Apache?

Filed under
OOo

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

Filed under
LibO
OOo

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

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Android Wear Gets Its First Big Update

Google's Android Wear on Thursday got its first major update, bringing GPS support and offline music capabilities to the wearables platform. "Android Wear is great for tracking things like route, distance and speed," wrote Kenny Stoltz, Android Wear product manager. "Before today, you had to keep your phone close at hand. Starting today, Wear supports watches with GPS sensors, so you can enjoy these features regardless of where your phone's at." Read more

Positive results from Outreach Program for Women

In 2013, Debian participated in both rounds of the GNOME Outreach Program for Women (OPW). The first round was run in conjunction with GSoC and the second round was a standalone program. The publicity around these programs and the strength of the Google and Debian brands attracted a range of female candidates, many of whom were shortlisted by mentors after passing their coding tests and satisfying us that they had the capability to complete a project successfully. As there are only a limited number of places for GSoC and limited funding for OPW, only a subset of these capable candidates were actually selected. The second round of OPW, for example, was only able to select two women. Read more

Mesa 10.3.2 Has A Couple Bug-Fixes

For those living by stable Mesa releases rather than the exciting, bleeding-edge Mesa Git code for open-source Linux graphics drivers, Mesa 10.3.2 is available this Friday night. Mesa 10.3.2 has fixes for Nouveauy's GM107 Maxwell and GK110 support, a handful of Intel DRI driver fixes, and also a few R600g/RadeonSI driver fixes. Mesa stable users interested in learning more can find the 10.3.2 release announcement by Emil Velikov, the new Mesa release manager. For those after the latest Git developments, Mesa 10.4 will be declared stable in December. Read more

openSUSE Tumbling, Fedora Slipping, and Calculating Linux

The big news today is the merger of openSUSE Factory and Tumbleweed. Fedora 21 is delayed again due to numerous blockers. Jack M. Germain looks at Calculate Linux 14 and Bryan Lunduke is back with another desktop review, this week LXDE. There's a "victory for free software" in the news, but it's not in Berlin where Microsoft Office is being substituted for OpenOffice. Read more