Flight of Developers From OpenOffice.org

Gulls figure prominently in the logo of OpenOffice.org. Gulls just want to be free. So do developers. Rather than being forced to assign copyright to the tyrannical Oracle/Larry, they have decided to migrate to the more open organization, DocumentFoundation/LibreOffice. It’s probably too late to see the effect of this on Debian Squeeze GNU/Linux which likely will be released in December but in a few months distros will start to distribute LibreOffice.

33 developers have made the move. I did not think there were that many… So, it’s a major dent in Oracle’s plan for world domination and a good shot in the arm for LibreOffice. With that many developers and the openness of LibreOffice, LibreOffice should soon be a more vibrant project. I look forward to some long-standing issues to be resolved like SVG etc.

Birds are best left free.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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