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Oracle Calls It a Day, Gives OpenOffice to Apache Foundation
on Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:22 UTC, submitted by
"Today we welcome Oracle's
donation of code
that has previously been proprietary to the Apache Software Foundation, it is great to see key user features released in a form that can be included into LibreOffice."
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Really Oracle has a Interest.
on Wed 1st Jun 2011 21:53 UTC in reply to "
RE: Now if they would just give Java....
Oracle has no interest at all in an office suite.
No. Not if they aren't making money from it. "
Libreoffice and Openoffice both can operate as services providing document conversion. This is a feature of value to Oracle. Now its not worth fighting with the community and ending up poorer quality document conversion in other products Oracle sells.
So yes their is a reason for Oracle to remain interested. The OpenOffice program does allow Oracle to provide customers with better products.
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