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]
Oracle has donated OpenOffice code to Apache. LibreOffice has shown some interest in working towards uniting the two projects. I hope it does happen.
Microsoft has posted a video of testimonials criticizing OpenOffice. I do believe that some users can have problems with OpenOffice because they think that it is a drop-in replacement for Microsoft Office, the same problem that has plagued Linux since its appearance. I use OpenOffice, as a different office suite with its own feature sets, like excellent support for ODF and one-click PDF export. [Continue]
OpenOffice is transforming into LibreOffice. The foundation aims at moving OpenOffice into the hands of an independent foundation instead of a business. This also works as a move to rescue software and the team after what Oracle did with software like Open Solaris and people like James Gosling. [Continue]
Google is building vertical functionalities in its office suite by integrating with other Google services, which is cool. And it can happen in many more ways. It makes sense for documents that are going to be online, like probably your resume. [Continue]