LibreOffice continues to improve, but it's still playing catch-up to Microsoft Office, and there's no sign of a vision that would make it a significant competitor on anything but price.
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The OpenOffice software project is "not at risk", the Apache Software Foundation has said, after some members of OpenOffice.org publicly called for donations.
Oracle has ceded control of the OpenOffice.org code base to the Apache Software Foundation Incubator project, it announced on Wednesday.
This is a welcome update, but it's definitely a point release: unless you're looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office on financial or philosophical grounds, 3.3 may not be the version to make you switch.
A coup without bottom-up support tells the community the new boss is the same as the old boss.
If the meetings of last week's community council meeting, posted by dissident members, is to be believed, OpenOffice.org is no longer a community endeavor, but entirely a corporate project.
Well it seems Microsoft is at it again with trying to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt against open source software. But wait, I thought they "loved" open source?
It comes as no surprise that longtime backers of OpenOffice.org are taking control over the open source project from Oracle, its new owner.
In the upcoming version 3.3, OpenOffice.org is to get a handful of new features and a revamped interface. Here's how the Beta is shaping up.
OpenOffice.org is drifting. It's going nowhere fast, neither up nor down, neither forward nor backwards. Since Sun was acquired by Oracle this drift has only become more apparent.
The company has rolled out the beta of its free office productivity suite built on the OpenOffice.org code base
Revisiting the topic of OpenOffice.org versus Microsoft Office and some of the comments, thoughts and feelings of readers.
For the last three years, I've been using a version of OpenOffice.org on all of my systems. I'm sad to say that I'm going to move back to Office 2007 on Windows XP and Office 2008 on Mac OS X this week. I'm going to continue to use my Linux system for projects, just not for content creation.
OpenOffice.org has released their latest (3.1) version.
The OpenOffice.org team has welcomed Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems, following the buyout's announcement on Monday.
The Microsoft chief expects to see Android providing competition to Windows in the desktop operating-system market
OpenOffice.org release 3.0.1 is available for download.
Not quite yet, say industry watchers, but "primary sponsor" Sun Microsystems should rethink its strategy and better drive the community ecosystem.
OpenOffice.org is still not past its expiration date, but more needs to be done to drive community participation and ensure the open source software remains relevant, say industry watchers.
commentary OpenOffice.org contributor Michael Meeks calls OpenOffice.org a "dying horse", and states there are only 24 active core developers.
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