OpenOffice.org is the most popular free productivity suite, and a major rival to Microsoft Office. The software giant said it was 'donating' the open-source code so as to "demonstrate its commitment to the developer and open source communities".If folks look at OpenOffice.org they may find it offers all the features they need without having to deal with licensing fees and complex activation schemes.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Oracle gives OpenOffice.org to Apache
According to a June 1 post on ZD Net by David Meyer, "Oracle has ceded control of the OpenOffice.org code base to the Apache Software Foundation Incubator project." This opens up some interesting possibilities for universities and others looking to reduce their dependence on proprietary software. According to Meyer: