OpenOffice.org (OOo) is a flagship product for free and open source software but could be doing so much better than it is. What’s wrong? Michael Meeks a long-time OOo and Gnome developer and Novell employee argues that among the chief problems are a lack of leadership, a half-hearted open source strategy and copyright assignments that […]
OpenOffice.org 3.0 is due out in September. We tell you how to install the beta a spin now and test out the new PDF import feature.
The OpenOffice.org community has announced a public beta release of OpenOffice.org 3.0. The most immediately visible change to OpenOffice.org 3.0 is the new “Start Centre”, new fresh-looking icons, and a new zoom control in the status bar.
One of the complaints against Microsoft has been that it doesn’t support the Open Document Format (ODF) with its Microsoft Office suite. And now that ODF is a ratified OSI standard (while Microsoft’s OOXML is still in the OSI process) more and more organisation and governments are looking at ODF as the document standard. For […]
The OpenOffice.org project has announced that it will release future releases of the open source office suite under the LGPL3 licence, starting with the beta for OpenOffice.org 3.0.