[Linux4christians] What's the future of OpenOffice.org? | Applications - InfoWorld
daniel at centurion.net.nz
Mon Jun 13 04:32:11 EDT 2011
On Mon, 2011-06-13 at 01:25 -0400, Mike McMullin wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-06-13 at 10:26 +1200, Daniel Reurich wrote:
> > Openoffice will continue as before developing slowly and driven mostly
> > by IBM and other proprietary vendors of Openoffice.
> > LibreOffice will have the advantage of both being able to cherrypick
> > from contributions to the openoffice codebase as well as have the best
> > contributions from open source developers that don't want their
> > contributions being taken and used without recompense in proprietary
> > Openoffice.org based products.
> > This will continue until their is enough divergence between the
> > Libreoffice codebase and the Openoffice.org codebase that the effort of
> > integrating features from the Openoffice.org codebase into Libreoffice
> > will be more effort then writing them from scratch. From this point on,
> > one of the projects will diminish into obscurity and the other will own
> > the market.
> > My bet is that Libreoffice will eventually take the market share, and
> > openoffice will be only feature as a part of LO's history within 10
> > years.
> > Daniel.
> This does make me wonder about what's up with StarOffice? I'd buy it
> again with the 6 seat license it had last time I looked.
It I don't think StarOffice exists any longer. I believe it was renamed
to OracleOpenOffice.org. Unless you need the proprietary extensions and
commercial level support, just download and install LibreOffice or
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