Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Ocky, Sep 28, 2010.
LibreOffice: OpenOffice.org Liberated
More background info here.
I'm kind of interested to know what will happen to OOo from now on. Does anyone know if it'll continue to be developed separately by new developers, or just have its existing code maintained while new development efforts are focused on LibreOffice?
This is good news. Oracle has shown that they are even less interested in FOSS than Sun was. They have killed OpenSolaris (which is also forking) and it's good to see that development of OpenOffice will continue under a new name (they are changing the name because Oracle owns the OpenOffice name).
Should be interesting to see follow up of this stuff.
Re. India, I think things are pretty confused. Most government sites can't even come up with web pages that don't require a proprietary browser.
Very true but in private sector, its quite different surprisingly and apart from Brazil, the private sector participation is big in India.
That should make sense but if you look even at private sector web sites, quite a few have .aspx all over the place. I know one shouldn't extrapolate from web sites to what is going on internally!
For example, my broker sends out everything in Excel or UTF-16 encoded html (that breaks in Chrome) but the back-offices are supposed to have switched to O as an economy measure.
Even now, we're pushing HDFC Bank to ensure that their net-banking site is compatible with Chrome.
And you can look at the message you get here:
My company just got a $$$ contract for open source training and conversion from a consortium in Chennai, this is just the tip, more in store.
Has anybody here tried Go-oo?
It seems a good initiative, backed up with companies with a good reputation and solid communities behind.
Let's see how developers will respond in the short/middle term and let's hope for a Libre future!
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