This week, the main talking point in the world of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is Oracle giving OpenOffice.org to the Apache foundation. There has been interesting developments for Ubuntu as well.
Si apre un nuovo capitolo per la lunga storia di OpenOffice, la celebre suite per l’ufficio nata negli anni ’90 con la StarDivision, in seguito acquisita nel portfolio Sun e Oracle: a distanza di quasi un anno dall’arrivo di OpenOffice.org nella Apache Foundation, è stata finalmente annunciata la prima release di Apache OpenOffice 3.4, nata sotto l’egida di Apache, dopo la
Apache OpenOffice 3.4, the first (stable) release of the free software office suite since its development was handed over to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), has been released. The announcement was made earlier today. Before coming under the administration of the ASF, OpenOffice.org, as it was known then, was the most popular office suite in [...]
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/19 e_project/Ever since Oracle dumped OpenOffice on the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), progress in developing the free office apps suite has been glacial at best. That may now change with the announcement that OpenOffice is now officially a Top-Level Project (TLP) for the open source group.