Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:56 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Features, Office "A group of key OpenOffice.org contributors and community members recently decided to fork the project and establish The Document Foundation in order to drive forward community-driven development of the open source office suite. Oracle has responded to the move by asking several members of TDF to step down from their positions as representatives on the OOo community council."
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aust77
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2010-10-08

Oracle is simply not as big of an open source advocate as Sun was. Now they're just trying to prove they can successfully develop applications. I back the Document Foundation 100% and use the LibreOffice beta on all my Linux computers. I don't use OpenOffice at all anymore.

Ubuntu, which runs on two of my three Linux PCs, is said to be choosing LibreOffice for future releases. Ubuntu is the biggest desktop Linux distro and in my opinion the best.

Although Oracle has only now acknowledged and taken action against the Document Foundation, it is far too late. No battles will be fought; the war has been won already. All the big names in the open-source world have chosen Libre over Open.

I couldn't agree more.

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