LibreOffice Developer Glimpse Proves Balance

Florian Effenberger recently posted statistics of the number of developers contributing to the LibreOffice project. Several months ago, Cedric Bosdonnat offered data on the number of contribution and contributors from the various sources. more>>


The Open Source Office Software Sector Heats Up

The world of LibreOffice and OpenOffice(.org) has been heating up recently with several exciting and, at times, bewildering developments. The Document Foundation remains very active as is LibreOffice development, but Oracle has given up on OpenOffice and slapped LibreOffice in the face by giving it to Apache. Perhaps the most important announcement was the release of LibreOffice 3.4.0. more>>


LibreOffice Rolls Out the Updates, Latest 3.3.2

Unlike of yore, LibreOffice developers have been pumping out the updates at a rapid pace. Since the inaugural release two months ago, LibreOffice has seen two minor version updates as well as associated developmental releases. The latest, LibreOffice 3.3.2, was released just a couple of days ago. more>>


Who Contributes the Most to LibreOffice?

Cedric Bosdonnat has been tracking contributions to LibreOffice since its announced fork from He uses Git Data Miner to gleen results from the main branch of LibreOffice Git repositories. Git Data Miner is more commonly known as the tool used by Jonathan Corbet in his periodic kernel code reports. more>>


Does The Document Foundation Support OOXML?

Soon after the release of LibreOffice 3.3, the Steering Committee posted their position on OOXML support in LibreOffice. Some of those that have tested the LibreOffice office suite knows that they can open and save in Microsoft Office formats. So, The Document Foundation supports OOXML then? Well, no, not really. more>>


The New Features in LibreOffice 3.3

Despite earlier reports that very few if any new features would likely be seen in The Document Foundation's first LibreOffice release, the influx of new developers allowed much more work to be done. In fact, it was even released ahead of schedule. So, what kind of new goodies might one find? more>> and LibreOffice Release Candidates Duke It Out

Oracle-owned and independent LibreOffice are both nearing their freely available 3.3.0 versions and show their wares with recent release candidates. more>>


Oracle vs. TDF LibreOffice

Oracle continues to be at the center of controversy despite their press release stating they will continue to support and release as an open source project. Most recently Oracle was vilified by bloggers and the press for asking members of The Document Foundation to resign from due to potential conflicts of interest. more>>

5 Myths About / LibreOffice

Most free software accumulates myths. Most people only know about it second hand (if at all), but few are slowed by the fact that they don't know what they are talking about. more>>

Oracle Confirms Committment to

During's tenth anniversary, Oracle announced it will participate in ODF Plugfest, one of the conferences aimed at furthering the Open Document Format interoperability, held October 14 - 15 in Brussels . more>>


Your Office is Saved -- Forked!

Those who feared that one day might go the way of OpenSolaris have found peace of mind with the announcement of The Document Foundation. more>>

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