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LibreOffice liberation

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pcworld.co.nz: Have you made the switch to LibreOffice yet? You really should! The project is going from strength to strength, with versions available for all Linux, Mac and Microsoft users.

LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice.org: Showdown for Best Open Source Office Suite

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olex.openlogic.com: With the release of a new version of LibreOffice this month, it’s a good time to look at the two major open source office suites, LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org, to see what advantages each offers, and which is a better bet for end users.

LibreOffice Developer Glimpse Proves Balance

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linuxjournal.com: Florian Effenberger recently posted statistics of the number of developers contributing to the LibreOffice project.

Brazilian government signs up to develop OpenOffice and LibreOffice

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h-online.com: The Brazilian government has signed a letter of intent to work with both The Document Foundation and the Apache OpenOffice.org community to develop the Office Suite platforms maintained by both communities.

Getting the new MS fonts in LibreOffice - or rather, forget about it

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blog.jospoortvliet.com: If you get a document with fonts you don't have, the result can be bad. Layout will surely not be proper and for some reason LO and Caligra pick a horrible replacement on my computer. Guaranteed to make any normal document unreadable.

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:

LibreOffice: New AND Improved

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  • LibreOffice: New AND Improved
  • TDF promises enterprise-ready Libreoffice 3.4 by August
  • LibreOffice Visio Import filter - first steps of a new baby

FSF favors LibreOffice over OpenOffice

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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

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

The Open Source Office Software Sector Heats Up

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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

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.4.0

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The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.4.0, a major release of the free office suite for personal productivity developed by a community of sponsored and volunteer developers, and supported worldwide by local communities of volunteers.

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