Comment 2R4 Re: Companionship


LibreOffice 4.3 gets good marks for useful improvements


Companionship (Score: 1)

by on 2014-07-31 12:08 (#2QV)

Since they split, is the relationship amicable? Are the projects contributing and benefiting from one another? If not, I guess I'll start recommending LibreOffice vs OpenOffice, though I've been using Open since before it was Open (Star Office). Sounds as if LibreOffice has cleaned up a lot of mess. Is it just coincidence that openSSL was forked as libreSSL as well?

1. Fork project
2. Clean up code
3. Rename project Libre*
4. ???
5. PROFIT!!!

Re: Companionship (Score: 1)

by on 2014-07-31 15:00 (#2QY)

As far as I know, the OpenOffice people want nothing to do with LibreOffice.

Re: Companionship (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-01 00:54 (#2R2)

"Want nothing to do with"? Baloney. They're not ALLOWED to use LibreOffice code anymore, because they changed to the Apache license (even though had been LGPL all along). It's "non-copyleft" now and can't use components from free software projects like LibreOffice.

I didn't know there was such a thing as OpenOffice FUD.

Even so, as a long time LibreOffice user I'm intrigued by the performance claims.

Re: Companionship (Score: 1)

by on 2014-08-01 04:42 (#2R4)

You might want to lower the caffeine content of your coffee.

I was merely referring to the fact that initially, the LibreOffice team had reached out to the OpenOffice folks, to see if upgrades made to LibreOffice couldn't be integrated to OpenOffice. They refused and that's how LibreOffice became a fork.

I have been using LibreOffice for years as well so I can assure you that this is no FUD.

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