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LibreOffice adoption soaring, but OpenOffice still open source king

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arstechnica.com: More than two years after LibreOffice came into being, it's hard to call the open source office software anything but a success. There are possibly tens of millions of people who use it—or at least have it installed on their computers. But how close is LibreOffice to overtaking OpenOffice, the king of open source productivity suites?

First Update to LibreOffice 4.0 Released

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ostatic.com: Today The Document Foundation announced an update to the milestone LibreOffice 4.0 released just one month ago. In that time, quite a large number of annoying bugs have been squashed. This update is recommended for all running 4.0.

Michael Meeks about LibreOffice 4.0

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worldofgnome.org: Michael Meeks, who has always been an important player in the LibreOffice team, explains the technical details of the highlights of this release and shares some future plans and hopes with us in this quick interview.

What you can learn from the monster LibreOffice project

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infoworld.com: More developers with varying skills, yet better code? More iterations, yet greater stability? It's happening with LibreOffice

The State of Open Source Office Software in 2013

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linux.com: If the arrival of Windows 8 opened new doors for Linux in the world of desktop operating systems last fall, then it seems fair to say that the recent arrival of Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 has surely done something similar for free and open source office suites.

LibreOffice 4.0 Has Arrived

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ostatic.com: The milestone release of LibreOffice 4.0 was announced today by Italo Vignoli on The Document Foundation blog. He said of 4.0, "This is the first release that reflects the objectives set by the community at the time of the announcement in September 2010."

LibreOffice 3.6.5 Finishes off 3.6

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ostatic.com: Today The Document Foundation announced the release of their final 3.6 update, LibreOffice 3.6.5. "This new release is another step forward in the process of improving the overall quality and stability of LibreOffice, and facilitating the migration process to free software."

Why I contribute my changes to Libreoffice and won’t re-license

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mmohrhard.wordpress: So after reading several times on another mailing list that Libreoffice developers should relicense their patches to make them available to other descendents in the OpenOffice.org ecosystem I’m explaining why I contribute to the Libreoffice project and license my changes only as LGPLv3+/MPL.

Nine Improvements That Are Overdue in LibreOffice Writer

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datamation.com: The latest version adds some welcome new features, but LibreOffice Writer has some legacy issues that should have been addressed years ago.

LibreOffice 4.0: An Existential Release

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ostatic.com: LibreOffice 4.0 is right around the bend and today Charles H. Schulz wrote why this particular version is "an existential release." Folks were wondering why the big jump in version numbers, but Schulz says there are two big reasons.

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