Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Nov 2010 22:46 UTC, submitted by suka
Features, Office In a recent interview with derStandard.at Novell developer Michael Meeks talks about the reasoning behind the fork from OpenOffice.org, the first few weeks of the new project, and plans for the future.
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libray
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2005-08-27

In the same way that Opensolaris should have never existed, leaving Solaris Express in position, Openoffice should have never existed. There was a time when StarOfice was quite a good product with a direction. It was good enough that it was worth the price to pay for a nice MS Office alternative. It seems that Openoffice had FOSS leadership, which means that forking can happen when all the contributors are not happy. Libroffice today, ReallyfreeOffice Tomorrow and Beerffice after that. I'm not jumping on that bandwagon.

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