Monday, April 18, 2011

Oracle gives up on OpenOffice after community forks the project

"In a statement issued on Friday, Oracle announced that it intends to discontinue commercial development of the (OOo) office suite. The move comes several months after key members of the OOo community and a number of major corporate contributors forked OOo to create a vendor-neutral alternative."

First it was Star Office, then it was Open Office and now it is LibreOffice. So if you are a user and haven't already, it is time to download and install LibreOffice.

That Oracle is discontinuing commercial development should come as no shock. It really was bound to happen and in the light of Open Office's successor, LibreOffice, I see this as a good thing.

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