Happy Birthday LibreOffice!

It’s been a little over a year since Oracle decided to be a meanie regarding OpenOffice.org, which resulted in the forking of the project.

LibreOffice was born. :)

By: Fahmida Y. Rashid @ eWeek
2011-09-28

The Document Foundation marks the first anniversary of the day developers broke away from Oracle-controlled OpenOffice.org to launch the LibreOffice office productivity suite.

A year after forking the OpenOffice.org project to create a community-driven office productivity suite, The Document Foundation estimated that LibreOffice has 25 million users worldwide.

Read the rest of the article at eWeek.com

I’m still hoping that OpenOffice and LibreOffice will merge once again and become a viable competitor for MS Office.

Later…

~Eric

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One Comment on “Happy Birthday LibreOffice!”

  1. Yes, I also hope that under the Apache Foundation they both can now merge and be happy together again :D

    However, LibreOffice is apparently much much more strongly, at least at present, in favor of Accessibility being built in. This is a big issue for the sight impaired. That is if I am understanding all of their intentions correctly:

    http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/accessibility/msg00169.html

    http://www.mail-archive.com/ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org/msg06271.html

    If I am incorrect in my evaluation, I do apologize…


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