OpenOffice breaks free

 

First OpenSolaris cuts out on Oracle to form the Illumos project and and OpenIndiana.  Now OpenOffice follows suit.  As the article says; get used to the name LibreOffice, because Oracle owns the OpenOffice name.

 

OpenOffice files Oracle divorce papers • The Register

 

Driving home the changes, OpenOffice.org project is now The Document Foundation while the OpenOffice.org suite has been given the temporary name of LibreOffice.

Oracle, meanwhile, has been humiliatingly invited to re-join the OpenOffice community by applying to the Foundation. It’s also been asked to donate the OpenOffice.org brand that it owns to the community.

Until there’s a decision from Oracle the OpenOffice.org suite will be retain the LibreOffice name. Based on Oracle’s history of responding to community ultimatums, we suggest you get used to LibreOffice.

 

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