[CentOS] libre office

Mon Jul 16 23:51:03 UTC 2012
James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>

On Tue, July 10, 2012 23:22, Joseph Spenner wrote:
> On Jul 10, 2012, at 7:17 PM, "Michel Donais" <donais at telupton.com>
> wrote:
>> Why in 6.3 they move OpenOffice to LibreOffice?
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>> Michel Donais
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> Not sure.  Probably same reason SciFi changed to SyFy; bored marketing
> people trying to 'add value'.

The main reason for the switch to LO from OO is Oracle Corporation's
buyout of Sun.  Shortly after that event the principal developers of
OO left that project and forked LibreOffice.  Oracle went through some
handwaving exercise about being committed to open source but
development of OO stalled, either by design or neglect.  Evential
Oracle turned OO over to Apache.org but by then a large portion of the
OO audience had already switched to LO and never looked back.

OO has had its first release since being adopted by the Apache
Foundation but that release did not support any form of English other
than en_US.  I do not know what other language packs are available

Since Oracle is now out of the picture it is possible that LO and OO
may again merge into a single project, eventually.  On the other hand,
maybe not.

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