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Re: Libre vs Open Office [was: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS O

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Libre vs Open Office [was: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?]
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2021 21:38:24 +0200
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On 2021-06-26, at 22:12, tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 09:49:02PM +0200, Marcin Borkowski wrote:
>> On 2021-06-26, at 21:18, tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:
>> > On Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 04:27:19PM +0000, Brandon Taylor wrote:
>> >> I’ve seen that LibreOffice can read and write to those formats, whereas 
>> >> OpenOffice can only read them. Or has OpenOffice overcome that particular 
>> >> barrier?
>> >
>> > I think OpenOffice is practically dead. All interesting development
>> > happens in LibreOffice, at least for the last ten years. Heck, it
>> > was practically dead 2015.
>> >
>> > It is a long, sad story. Currently I wouldn't even bet on OpenOffice
>> > not having unpatched critical security bugs.
>> Out of curiosity: why sad? I've been using OpenOffice many years ago
>> (StarOffice earlier), now I'm using LibreOffice.  Wasn't that basically
>> a rename?
> The sad part, in a few words, is that OpenOffice still kept the "brand
> recognition", but is basically unmaintained at this point.
> Many users (especially in Windows land, the Linus ones seem to know) are
> still lured by the brand to download and use unmaintained software.
> It is as if Oracle, by donating OpenOffice to the Apache Software Foundation,
> wanted to sabotage free office software. But why?

Sad indeed.  Didn't know that.  I just noticed at some point that LO was
what I should use from now on to deal with those pesky (doc|xls)x? files
and that was it.  I also installed it on my daughter's Windoze laptop
etc.  I just thought there is no more OO...


> Cheers
> [1] https://pctechmag.com/2011/06/oracle-and-openoffice-the-final-insult/
>  - t

Marcin Borkowski

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