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Lots of Chat Online About LibreOffice
« on: September 28, 2010, 08:55:54 pm »
What's your thoughts about the Oracle Corporation? do you think that all Sun Microsystems, Inc opensource projects should be taken over by other company's?

Links about  LibreOffice.

It should also be noted that IBM are also forking OpenOffice. IBM Lotus Symphony

More info about Oracle:

Oracle: Founded in 1977 by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates, Oracle has always been a proprietary software company, and its relationship with the Open Source was never the best.
3 years ago, having failed to buy Red Hat, Oracle  created a Linux distribution based on source code of RHEL, Oracle Unbreakable Linux. That is, Oracle could not fullfill its intent, but found a way to take advantage of the work and expertise of Red Hat. Even worse, began offering to Red Hat's customers its version of Linux, for a much lower price. Tell me about unfair competition...
Oracle recently acquired Sun and has shutdown the Open Solaris operating system, putting in doubt the future of several Open Source projects that were developed by Sun (MySql, Open Office, Virtual Box and others).
To crown the clumsy actions of Oracle, on 12 August 2010, the company sued Google Inc. for patent infringement  on the Java platform in its mobile operating system Android.
And Larry Ellison himself said in 2006: "If an open source product gets good enough, we'll simply take it," showing that Oracle would have no qualms in exploiting the work of the Open Source community.
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Re: Lots of Chat Online About LibreOffice
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010, 01:50:00 pm »
Honestly I think Pinguy/All distros should use which ever of the two suites works the best. Meaning unless Libre does something to drastically improve usability switching to a new name is only going to confuse people.

I gave my full thoughts on the subject in a recent post -

Libre Office - What it means for End Users

Just my 2 pence,

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Re: Lots of Chat Online About LibreOffice
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 08:42:07 am »
i agree Jeff,

i went to the site and was immediately put off by the Libre teams choice of graphic styling.  it seemed dated, which is one of my personal issues with OOoooO anyway.

so yes more than just name changes are needed to get me to change.  i want to see an overhaul of the gui - NO I DO NOT WANT A FLIPPIN RIBBON - but i dont want it to feel like i am using office2003 either.