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Oracle gives up on OpenOffice after community forks the project

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In a statement issued on Friday, Oracle announced that it intends to discontinue commercial development of the OpenOffice.org (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.

OOo is one of many open source software projects that Oracle obtained in its acquisition of Sun. OOo has long been plagued by governance issues and friction between its corporate stakeholders. Sun's copyright assignment policies and bureaucratic code review process significantly hindered community participation in the project. Oracle declined to address these issues after its acquisition of Sun and exacerbated the friction by failing to engage with the OOo community in a transparent and open way.
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post #2 of 74
And the developers that left made LibreOffice run fast and smooooth
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post #3 of 74
figured this would happen
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Are they giving the name back?
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Is anyone surprised?

I shed a tear when I heard that Oracle was buying Sun.
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Great news. Wonder if the guys from Libre will take their work back to OOo?
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post #7 of 74
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Are they giving the name back?
i personally think libre office is a better name for it Open Office .Org always sounded a bit cheesey to me , libre can have a whole lot of meanings
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so long as libre office is around, i could care less
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post #9 of 74
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Originally Posted by transhour View Post
i personally think libre office is a better name for it Open Office .Org always sounded a bit cheesey to me , libre can have a whole lot of meanings
I think OpenOffice sounds a lot better than Libre Office
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post #10 of 74
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I think OpenOffice sounds a lot better than Libre Office
I do too, and the open office name is well known. Heck yesterday I needed to open an excel page and didnt have office on the computer, so I downloaded open office. I knew the much better libre office existed but was in such a rush I didnt take time to search for it as I didnt know the name.
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