Apache OpenOffice

Is vendor lock-in costing Helsinki 3.4 million Euros per year?

Is vendor lock-in costing Helsinki 3.4 million Euros per year?
A report on the City of Helsinki's pilot project for the use of OpenOffice in the public administrations leaves the public with more questions than...Read more

Do you think Open Office and Libre Office will un-fork, or spoon, merging back into one project?

Forks and spoons, Open Office and Libre Office
When Oracle gained control of OpenOffice , the project forked, and LibreOffice was born.Read more

Forks and spoons, OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice

Forks and spoons, Open Office and Libre Office
When Oracle gained control of OpenOffice , the project forked, and LibreOffice was born.Read more

Apache Software Foundation announces release plans and IP concerns for OpenOffice.org

Yesterday The Apache Software Foundation Blog posted "Open Letter to the Open Document Format Ecosystem" regarding the current state and future of...Read more

Governments take note: Open Document Format is updated and improved!

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In an important development last week, Open Document Format (ODF) version 1.2 was adopted as an OASIS standard after four years of hard work. And it...Read more

OpenOffice + Apache = Open Content Innovation

True confessions: I’ve been using OpenOffice since 2002 (since I started working at Red Hat, where it was mandated) and… I don’t like it (*gasp* –...Read more

Making Public Records Public: Why open formats are essential for sharing and preserving government data.

By Chander Kant, CEO Zmanda. Have you ever tried to retrieve a public record from your local, state or federal government? Despite their name, many...Read more

Liberate your documents.

An acquaintance emailed me a .docx file last week that my older word processor wouldn't open on the first try. Before you start sending me fixes, don...Read more