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From Damjan Jovanovic <dam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: What is the advantage of the Apache OpenOffice.org Fork?
Date Thu, 07 Jul 2011 17:49:40 GMT
On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 5:01 PM, theUser BL <theuserbl@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi!
> What is the advantage of the Apache OpenOffice.org Fork?
> So what is the advantage of your OpenOffice.org fork? What will Apache OOo do better
then LibreOffice?

Off the top of my head and AFAIK:
* (At least) Apple's and Microsoft's app stores disallow copyleft
licenses, so LibreOffice probably can't get into them, while
OpenOffice.org can.
* LibreOffice only had 1.3 million downloads in 6 months, compared to
OpenOffice.org 3.x's 100 million downloads in 1 year. It seems like
the project with the OpenOffice.org brand will win.
* Some of the changes LibreOffice has made seem political rather than
constructive, eg. removal of Java code and introduction of Python.
* IBM is willling to work with OpenOffice.org but not LibreOffice.
* OpenOffice.org has had a large number of people sign up already.

> Greatings
> theuserbl
>
>

Damjan

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