The Document Foundation Incorporated

The Document Foundation, which forked away from OpenOffice, and looks after LibreOffice development is officially incorporated in Berlin, Germany. The legal form of the entity – rechtsfähige Stiftung des bĂĽrgerlichen Rechts – means that it is an independent foundation that is supported by state authorities. As a LibreOffice user I am happy to see a vendor-neutral organization committed towards development of LibreOffice. [Continue]

OpenOffice, LibreOffice And Open Standards

Ian Skerrett defends OpenOffice incubating under Apache (via Sam Ruby). Just as The Document Foundation had the freedom to start Libreoffice by forking OpenOffice, because they found it difficult to work with Oracle, Oracle had the freedom to donate the OpenOffice code to Apache instead of The Document Foundation. Open source gives this freedom to them. [Continue]



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