ostatic.com: The Document Foundation announced their intention of becoming a legal non-profit foundation to allow it to accept donations and financial assistance as well as pay employees and rent without having to suffer the tax liabilities levied upon businesses. Since startup capital is required, they began asking for donations to reach their goal. And so far, so good.
linuxuser.co.uk: LibreOffice 3.3 has arrived to liberate open source offices. We recently caught up with Michael Meeks and discover quite how much of a difference an active community can make to the neglected OpenOffice.org codebase…
infoworld.com: Dueling open source alternatives to Microsoft Office match word processors, spreadsheets, and much more; which one should you choose?
techhacking.com: LibreOffice 3.3 was released a few weeks ago and this marks a very important milestone in the Open Source Office environment. In my previous post I talked in detail about OpenOffice.org but completely forgot to mention LibreOffice and all of the exciting things that are happening at The Document Foundation.
ostatic.com: Today The Document Foundation announced the release candidate to LibreOffice 3.3.1. This is the first in what will undoubtedly become a series of ever-improving code.
linux-mag.com: If you’re looking for something better than OpenOffice.org (OO.o), you’ve found it with LibreOffice. It has all the OO.o goodness that you’ve come to love and expect with a few enhancements to boot.
dedoimedo.com: In between Web apps, which tend to be minimalistic, children-oriented stripped-down versions of popular programs and massively decorated KDE-centric office suites, which probably represents the far end of the spectrum, the common user will have a tough time choosing the best program for writing documents and presenting stuff. But making the right choice for your favorite software is only the beginning of the problem.
linuxjournal.com: Soon after the release of LibreOffice 3.3, the Steering Committee posted their position on OOXML support in LibreOffice. Some of those that have tested the LibreOffice office suite knows that they can open and save in Microsoft Office formats. So, The Document Foundation supports OOXML then?
earthweb.com: On September 28, 2010, LibreOffice was announced as a fork of the OpenOffice.org office suite. However, it was only last week that the two rivals released their 3.3 versions, and users had the chance to see whether the differences in the culture of the projects made any difference in the code.
linuxinsider.com: What's the difference between OpenOffice and the new LibreOffice? Not much. What I found was a small list of improvements and embellishments. I expect this list will grow and the LibreOffice project grows. Like OpenOffice, LibreOffice suite is not perfect.
eweek.com: In the open-source movement, the forking of a project is often a contentious matter. In many ways, it’s a “nuclear option” as developers choose their allegiances and take their skills with them. Often, the result is the loss of momentum. The January release of LibreOffice 3.3 shows that sometimes forking can lead to a positive outcome.
linuxjournal.com: Despite earlier reports that very few if any new features would likely be seen in The Document Foundation's first LibreOffice release, the influx of new developers allowed much more work to be done. In fact, it was even released ahead of schedule. So, what kind of new goodies might one find?
- LibreOffice 3.3 – Advancing Without Oracle
- LibreOffice – A Free Office Suite For Windows, Linux & Mac
- The Deeper Significance of LibreOffice 3.3
ostatic.com: LibreOffice 3.3 wasn't even released yet when plans for upcoming versions were being hammered out. A release plan is now in place as well as a development philosophy.
pcworld.com: The LibreOffice project came about late in 2010 when it became increasingly uncertain what Oracle's intentions were for OpenOffice.org, which it acquired after purchasing Sun.
- Five things I love about LibreOffice 3.3
- LibreOffice 3.3 Suite Advances (Slideshow)
- LibreOffice - A beginning
zdnet.com: Choice is great. It’s one of the key selling points of open source — a guarantee that no one company can monopolize a software category, at least illegally.
ostatic.com/blog: Today The Document Foundation enthusiatically announced LibreOffice 3.3, the first release of their community developed OpenOffice.org fork. They cite the growth in the number of volunteer developers as the key to releasing ahead of schedule. Contrary to earlier reports stating no new features, today's press release reveals "a number of new and original features."
Also: How to install LibreOffice 3.3 on Linux
libreoffice.org: The Document Foundation is happy to announce the fourth release candidate of LibreOffice 3.3.
linux-mag.com: LibreOffice’s first release is near, but what comes next? It’s time for LibreOffice to distinguish itself as more than a clone of Microsoft Office or OpenOffice.org.