Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Sep 2010 20:23 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Features, Office LibreOffice is the provisional name of a community-led fork of OpenOffice that is to be developed under the umbrella of a European based non-profit to be named The Document Foundation. This should break OpenOffice free from the shackles of Sun/Oracle, hopefully leading to a faster and more inclusive development cycle.
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Bad name
by TaterSalad on Tue 28th Sep 2010 20:42 UTC
TaterSalad
Member since:
2005-07-06

They could have come up with a better name than LibreOffice. I understand what they are trying to do, but the name just doesn't roll off the tongue.

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RE: Bad name
by ebasconp on Tue 28th Sep 2010 20:53 in reply to "Bad name"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

My native language is Spanish, and every time I see the word "Libre" in some stuff related to open source/free software; I think the project is going to have a more political than technical nature.

Ok, I know such assertion is not true with this project, but its name makes me think on it in that way.

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v RE[2]: Bad name
by jbauer on Tue 28th Sep 2010 21:04 in reply to "RE: Bad name"
RE[2]: Bad name
by bitwelder on Wed 29th Sep 2010 07:00 in reply to "RE: Bad name"
bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27

Actually the usage of Libre as part of the name for a software product in essence *is* exactly a political statement, as much as it can be rallying for "free speech" rights.

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Good Name
by Radio on Tue 28th Sep 2010 20:56 in reply to "Bad name"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

For french-speaking people ;)

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RE: Good Name
by Liquidator on Wed 29th Sep 2010 05:09 in reply to "Good Name"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Not even! It means "Free Office". An truely creative and brand-new name would have had much more impact. LibreOffice just doesn't cut the mustard!

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RE: Bad name
by kragil on Tue 28th Sep 2010 20:57 in reply to "Bad name"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

is "provisional"!!

RTFA

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RE[2]: Bad name
by blitze on Tue 28th Sep 2010 21:06 in reply to "RE: Bad name"
blitze Member since:
2006-09-15

Nah it's provincial ;)

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RE: Bad name
by cmost on Tue 28th Sep 2010 21:15 in reply to "Bad name"
cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

I agree. What's with the ridiculous fork names recently? Sidux -> Aptosid (horrible!); Mandriva -> Mageia; now OpenOffice -> LibreOffice? Who is coming up with these names? They should be fired!

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RE[2]: Bad name
by erdraug on Sun 3rd Oct 2010 10:42 in reply to "RE: Bad name"
erdraug Member since:
2007-05-25

Open source projects, "they should be fired", good joke there.

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RE: Bad name
by tuaris on Tue 28th Sep 2010 23:09 in reply to "Bad name"
tuaris Member since:
2007-08-05

Agreed, and "OpenOffice.org" wasn't that great either.

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RE: Bad name
by nsrbrake on Wed 29th Sep 2010 12:55 in reply to "Bad name"
nsrbrake Member since:
2006-08-17

LibreO! Pronouced lee-bro, silent e. =D

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RE: Bad name
by clasqm on Wed 29th Sep 2010 15:21 in reply to "Bad name"
clasqm Member since:
2010-09-23

Could have been worse. Could have been LibreOffice.org

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