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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RE: How about IDE(ology)Office?
by lemur2 on Tue 28th Sep 2010 23:10 UTC in reply to "How about IDE(ology)Office?"
lemur2
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Now I intent to use the industry's proprietary standard... once MS Office 2010 is released for Mac.


"Proprietary standard" is an oxymoron.

A standard is a means via which various separate parties/organisations/companies can each freely implement the same protocol or format in order to facilite their collective ability to inter-operate.

A proprietary protocol or format is a means to entrench a sole-source supplier.

BTW ... MS Office 2010 has a major flaw ... it has very, very poor handling of a major Office format called OpenDocument Format (ODF), which is a recognised standard format and which is also the native format of another office suite with a 10% to 20% installed base.

Edited 2010-09-28 23:14 UTC

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