Monday, February 07, 2011

LibreOffice 3.3 Suite Advances While Staying True to OpenOffice Roots

eWeek reports: "In September 2010, a third of developers (about 20) objected to the open-source office suite falling under the custodianship of Oracle after the company completed its buyout of Sun Microsystems. They feared that Oracle wouldn't provide whole-hearted support to an open-source application project that didn't significantly contribute to its bottom line. They created the Document Foundation and forked the office suite code to create another open-source suite they dubbed LibreOffice. A little more than four months later, the developers unveiled on Jan. 25 a stable release of their first product, LibreOffice 3.3 (the numbering sequence conforms to the OpenOffice product chronology)." (see the slide show)

If you're an OpenOffice fan like I am, then I thought this was worth noting here.

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