Linked by the_randymon on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:17 UTC
Features, Office For years, developers decried the tight fist Sun kept on the development of its office suite, preventing the hacker culture from improving its software. So now that LibreOffice is, well, free, it's not surprising to see one ambitious hacker has developed a mechanism for theming it. Let's have a round of applause for Jan Holesovsky, whose patch in the upcoming 4.0 edition of LibreOffice allows you to style LibreOffice using FireFox Personae. Holesovsky's blog is full of other interesting UI changes made to LibreOffice, proof perhaps that letting hackers hack is the best way to keep your project improving.
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RE: Comment by jared_wilkes
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by jared_wilkes"
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I don't think every developer is working on the same thing at the same time.

It was a developer submitted patch, likely an unpaid developer's patch.

If I'm unpaid, I don't really much care for what direction others (who are not paying me a salary for my time) think I should go in.

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