[CentOS] libre office

Wed Jul 11 04:14:00 UTC 2012
Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com>

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM, Michel Donais <donais at telupton.com> wrote:
> Why in 6.3 they move OpenOffice to LibreOffice?

The jihadists against Sun Contributor Agreement created the so-called
"exodus" of programmers from OpenOffice.org to "Libre" Office, then
spit Oracle in the eye and subsequently invited them for dinner (to
join "the document foundation"). Actually, the so-called "exodus" left
about 50-60 employees at ORCL, but still that wasn´t enough to
contribute development.

Then a series of articles came out claiming that OpenOffice.org was
"dead" and that was about the same time many distros decided they
would package the "new" LibreOffice. Of course the OpenOffice first
forkers, Novell, celebrated the move (remember Novell´s Go-OO fork,
which supported MS-OOXML which Sun refused).

But the reality was a bit different and not so certain as TDF painted
it... Oracle decided to contribute OpenOffice.org trademarks and
source code to the Apache Foundation. Apache OpenOffice was thus born
and IBM later announced its intention to support the project and
contribute the former Lotus Symphony source code to the project, too.

That leaves us where we stand, with two free office suites forked from
the same code.

For more read this from Ubuntu´s Shuttleworth: http://ho.io/libreoffice

Just my $0.02
During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
- George Orwell