Ubuntu opts for LibreOffice over Oracle's OpenOffice

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Mon Jan 24 05:21:52 UTC 2011


The Ubuntu <http://www.ubuntu.com> developers met last week in Dallas to 
make final design decisions about the popular Linux distribution's 
features and decided to use LibreOffice <http://www.libreoffice.org> for 
its office suite.

This comes as no surprise to Ubuntu watchers. Canonical 
<http://www.canonical.com> founder Mark Shuttleworth told me back when 
LibreOffice developers were forking away from Oracle's OpenOffice 
<http://practical-tech.com/development/the-openoffice-fork-is-officially-here/> 
had told me that, "The Ubuntu Project will be pleased to ship 
LibreOffice 
<http://practical-tech.com/development/openoffice-goes-its-own-way/> 
from The Document Foundation <http://www.documentfoundation.org/> in 
future releases of Ubuntu." It wasn't a sure thing though that Ubuntu 
11.04, aka Natty Narwhal, due out on April 28th, would have LibreOffice. 
It is now.


http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/ubuntu-opts-for-libreoffice-over-oracles-openoffice/8122

-- 
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