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Is OpenOffice at a crossroads?

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 […]

Test drive OpenOffice.org 3.0

July 14th, 2008 | 5 Comments » Tags: ,

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.

OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta ready for testing

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.

Sun plugin gives MS Office users ODF support

March 19th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

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 […]

OpenOffice.org chooses LGPL3 for next release

March 9th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

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.