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Debian Dumps OpenOffice for LibreOffice

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ostatic.com: Joining the ever-growing list of Linux distributions jumping the sinking OpenOffice.org ship for the safety of LibreOffice is the irreplaceable Debian. LibreOffice has been in testing since March, but as of today it's available for stable 6.0 as well.

LibreOffice vs OpenOffice:

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fossforce.com: Probably the most boring open source story recently is also been the one getting the most ink. The problem with with the Apache/OpenOffice saga is that the real story already happened, it’s history.

LibreOffice Developer Interview : Markus Mohrhard

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documentfoundation.org: Coding LibreOffice to relax a bit from studying tough mathematical problems? Reed why and how Markus Mohrhard works on LibreOffice!

Fork history does not favor OpenOffice.org

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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.

LibreOffice 3.3.3 Released for the Cautious

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ostatic.com: Speaking of The Document Foundation, Italo Vignoli of the steering committee, today announced the release of LibreOffice 3.3.3. This latest release "fixes several bugs and improves the security of the suite, to specifically address the needs of corporate deployments, where stability is more important than new features."

SUSE, Red Hat, and FSF on New TDF Board

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ostatic.com: The Document Foundation today announced new advisory board members saying it's a demonstration of wide corporate support. Its composition shows that LibreOffice is a vendor-neutral, truly-free office suite, and confirms that The Document Foundation has created a solid base to build upon.

Two projects, one community

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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

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  • 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

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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

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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:

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