[PC-BSD Testing] Libre Office in favor of Open Office?

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Thu Jul 21 11:32:38 PDT 2011

On 07/21/2011 1:24 PM, Matt Olander wrote:
> 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:
>>>> Kris,
>>>> 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?
>>>> Arthur
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>> 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.
>> Kris,
>> 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
>> exclusively.
> Hello!
> They are both viable projects. IBM is stepping up their contributions
> by announcing their intent to donate the Symphony codebase to
> OpenOffice, http://labs.eweek.com/archives/ibm-steps-up-its-openoffice-commitment-with-symphony-donation,
> and the Brazilian government has signed a Letter of Intent to develop
> for both Open and Libre,
> http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Brazilian-government-signs-up-to-develop-OpenOffice-and-LibreOffice-1275068.html.
> 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 ;)
> Cheers,
> -matt
Yes, the IBM Symphony contrib sounds nice.


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