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  1. Sep 2020
  2. Jul 2020
    1. This is very irresponsible of them, with respect to the number of downloads. They should finally realize this and just redirect people to LO. Continuing like this hurts the Apache Foundation credibility as well as the open source community as a whole.
    1. "AOO is not, and isn't designed to be, the 'super coolest open source office suite with all the latest bells and whistles,'" Jagielski continued. "Our research shows that a 'basic,' functional office suite, which is streamlined with a 'simple' and uncluttered, uncomplicated UI, serves an incredible under-represented community.
    1. Because of a vindictive move by the Evil EllisonCo, the Name OpenOffice, our once beloved OOo, has fallen into despair, disrepair, and relative abandonment
    2. The development of OOo has been almost completely abandoned - there are almost 300 developers for LibreOffice, and less than 20 for OpenOffice - and IBM's contribution to this project is waning like the setting sun.
    3. AOO/OOo has become decrepit - Let's do the right thing boiz and defer to TDF and LO - it was a good run, so let's just be proud of that and the legacy that The Document Foundation now carries onward for what was once StarOffice.
    1. Oracle didn’t seem very interested in OpenOffice.org, and the community of volunteers developing it formed The Document Foundation back in 2010. They called on Oracle to participate and donate the OpenOffice.org name and brand to the community. Oracle never did, and the resulting forked office suite has been named LibreOffice since then.
    2. Yes, there are two big open-source office suites. Blame Oracle. Sun controlled the OpenOffice.org project, and Oracle acquired control of it when it purchased Sun back in 2010.
    3. Developers have almost all moved to LibreOffice, the spiritual successor to OpenOffice. But OpenOffice continues to be operated as its own project, seeing little development and only drawing potential LibreOffice users to a defunct piece of software.
    4. In 2011, Oracle laid off OpenOffice’s paid developers and donated the OpenOffice software to the Apache Foundation, rather than The Document Foundation. It’s remained there since, a project in slow but steady decline.
  3. Jan 2019