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    Default LibreOffice Is The New OpenOffice.org

    Phoronix: LibreOffice Is The New OpenOffice.org

    Thanks to Oracle, not only is OpenSolaris now dead along with other open-source projects previously funded by Sun Microsystems now facing hardship, but the OpenOffice.org community has now decided to part ways too. The OpenOffice.org community has decided to launch The Document Foundation as a new, independent organization. The Document Foundation will now be backing "LibreOffice" as the brand rather than OpenOffice.org...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODYzNg

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    Why didn't they called their foundation The LibreOffice Foundation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plonoma View Post
    Why didn't they called their foundation The LibreOffice Foundation?
    Perhaps to keep open the possibility of being more than just LibreOffice.

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    Based on my understanding, Oracle has been invited to participate in the new foundation as well (hopefully they will donate the OpenOffice brand/trademarks)

    It would certainly be nice if Phoronix would offer more balanced, accurate reporting... or at least stop sounding like they have a grudge against pretty well everyone.

    The foundation is an opportunity for OpenOffice to re-ignite a positive community around itself, perhaps a great opportunity for Phoronix to re-invent itself and grow as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig73 View Post
    Based on my understanding, Oracle has been invited to participate in the new foundation as well (hopefully they will donate the OpenOffice brand/trademarks)
    I seriously doubt Oracle is donating anything. I hope I'm proven wrong though.

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    Why they don't keep the name LibreOffice there is nothing wrong with it.

    Hopefully Novell won't introduce patented stuff with their patches. They have been doing a lot of mono lately.

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    "LibreOffice"... My God. As far as names go, this one is just awful. Ask non-English speakers to pronounce that.

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    Great, just openoffice is getting more widely known among the less technically inclined, let's change the name. What a wonderful idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    "LibreOffice"... My God. As far as names go, this one is just awful. Ask non-English speakers to pronounce that.
    Why just non-English speakers? I think you have it backwards actually. Libre is a Latin word isn't it? If anything Spanish, French, and Italian speakers should be able to pronounce it better than English speakers can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvtcupcakes View Post
    Why just non-English speakers? I think you have it backwards actually. Libre is a Latin word isn't it? If anything Spanish, French, and Italian speakers should be able to pronounce it better than English speakers can.
    Well, the problem in Spanish, and probably also in Italian and Portuguese at least, is that it sounds retarded, because it's like a mashup of an existing word, "libre", with a foreign one, with the added problem of the reversed order of the adjective. It sounds awful.

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