tonybaldwin | blog

non compos mentis

Libre Office

with 3 comments

OpenOffice.org becomes Libre Office!

Today, the OpenOffice.org community has released Libre Office, and become The Document Foundation!
With Oracle’s recent take-over off all things java and Sun, the OpenOffice.org name, site, etc., has become the “property” of Oracle. Thankfully, the software is all LGPL code, and, thus, still belongs to the community.
As such, to remain FREE, and ensure continued development and progress, the former OpenOffice.org development community has become The Document Foundation, and released Libre Office, the continuation of the former project.


Libre Office (running on Debian Stable, with openbox wm)
.

Links to the .deb packages for Debian, Ubuntu, etc., do not appear on the download page, but they can be had here.

I have already downloaded and installed Libre Office, as seen in the above screenshot.
Still the same AWESOME, Free office productivity suite!

Relevant links:

Advertisements

3 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. I've been using Libre Office for a week for my work now, and, I have to say, I LIKE IT!

    tonybaldwin

    October 3, 2010 at 12:33 pm

  2. I'm not sure the statements in your blog are entirely accurate. Libre Office is in fact a fork by a consortium of other Open Source vendors, and not simply the move of the original community to Libre Office. It is a result of the lack of confidence in Oracle to continue Sun's open source projects, following them pulling the plug on OpenSolaris.
    OpenOffice was formerly the "property" of Sun just as much as it is the "property" of Oracle now. (I think they own the trademarks etc.).

    Martin

    October 8, 2010 at 12:02 am

  3. I'm not sure the statements in your blog are entirely accurate. Libre Office is in fact a fork by a consortium of other Open Source vendors, and not simply the move of the original community to Libre Office. It is a result of the lack of confidence in Oracle to continue Sun's open source projects, following them pulling the plug on OpenSolaris.

    Martin

    October 8, 2010 at 12:31 am


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: