[PC-BSD Testing] Libre Office in favor of Open Office?
matt at ixsystems.com
Thu Jul 21 11:24:06 PDT 2011
On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu> wrote:
> On 07/21/2011 1:02 PM, Kris Moore wrote:
>> On 07/21/2011 10:46, Arthur Koziol wrote:
>>> I was just curious if you plan to switch to Libre Office from Open
>>> Office since Oracle has washed their hands of it and it's not going to
>>> be developed and further?
>> Well, I'm not sure where you heard that OO won't be developed further,
>> but the Apache foundation may have something to say about that :)
>> Right now the plan is that we are going to keep building and hosting
>> PBIs of each, and let users ultimately pick a winner. Both will be
>> available in the AppCafe for download and use, so its really a non-issue
>> to me. The only thing of concern is which to include on the install DVD,
>> but I've yet to get to the point of putting PBIs on the install media,
>> and depending upon space limitations it may be a non-issue anyway.
> By Open Office not being developed I meant not being developed by Oracle.
> :-) Yes, Apache
> foundation was given the Open Office code but it was my understanding that
> the work being
> put in by Document Foundation / Apache will not see any updates to what was
> once called
> Open Office. It seems any work going forward will be on Libre Office
They are both viable projects. IBM is stepping up their contributions
by announcing their intent to donate the Symphony codebase to
and the Brazilian government has signed a Letter of Intent to develop
for both Open and Libre,
These are just a couple of the major contributors.
Since there are PBI's for both, it's really a non-issue for PC-BSD ;)
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