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[El Reg] Intel joins The Document Foundation, pushes LibreOffice

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Intel has begun distributing the open source LibreOffice suite via its online AppUp Store, and has joined the board of The Document Foundation (TDF) – a decision that will have many of the Redmond old-guard fuming.


"I have been using LibreOffice from day one for presentations at conferences and for data analysis," said Dawn Foster, open source community lead at Intel, in a statement. "Our engineers have worked with the LibreOffice codebase to optimize it for Intel hardware. Adding it to the AppUp Center is an obvious extension, and will provide an exciting feature for all Ultrabook users."


While LibreOffice already has a cozy relationship with the main open source vendors such as SUSE and Red Hat, it has lacked a major commercial member. The bagging of Intel, formerly one of Microsoft's closest allies in the technology world, is a major coup, and TDF board member Florian Effenberger said he was "thrilled" with the news.

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Retaliation for WOA? Sounds a little superficial for that. But who knows...
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Intel should of just called it the App Store. Not like Apple would be able to do anything about it. tongue.gif
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Great news for TDF as it means more money and hopefully greater mainstream adoption in the long run. Of course adoption will get a big boost when they release an Android build.
 
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Intel should of just called it the App Store. Not like Apple would be able to do anything about it. tongue.gif

Regardless of the naming, I'm pretty sure more people actually know about LibreOffice than AppUp. I mean honestly, the ONLY time I've ever heard of AppUp was at Intel's booth at last year's SIGGRAPH. No one's talking about it, so realistically, LibreOffice is probably helping AppUp get recognized, rather than the other way around. tongue.gif
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Regardless of the naming, I'm pretty sure more people actually know about LibreOffice than AppUp. I mean honestly, the ONLY time I've ever heard of AppUp was at Intel's booth at last year's SIGGRAPH. No one's talking about it, so realistically, LibreOffice is probably helping AppUp get recognized, rather than the other way around. tongue.gif

It's going both ways. "Scratch my back, I scratch yours." LibreOffice helps AppUp get recognized, as you said, and TDF gets Intel's invaluable backing. thumb.gif
     
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