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OpenOffice.org community conflict leads to fragmentation

http://arstechnica.com

In a blog entry posted yesterday, developer Kohei Yoshida expresses his frustration with Sun's excessively bureaucratic specification process and unwillingness to compromise and communicate with members of the community. Yoshida invested a tremendous amount of personal time developing a sophisticated optimization solver module for the OpenOffice.org Calc program.

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History of Calc Solver

http://kohei.us

This is an explanation of the news post (http://www.fsdaily.com/Community/Sun_Refuses_LGPL_for_OpenOffice_Novell_...) you should read it before you read this...

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Sun Refuses LGPL for OpenOffice; Novell forks

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"Kohei Yoshida wrote a long post on the history of Calc Solver, an optimization solver module for the Calc component of OpenOffice.org. After three years of jumping through Sun's hoops on his own time, Sun says it will duplicate the work because Kohei doesn't want to sign over ownership of the code. Adding insult to injury, Sun then invites him join this duplication.

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OpenOffice.Org 3.0 feature list

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OpenOffice.org Conference (OOoCon 2007) is taking place this week. Among the first information available is a talk about the future of OOorg.

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IBM Symphony falls on deaf ears without open source e-mail, calendar

http://blogs.zdnet.com

IBM’s debut of its homegrown open source version of OpenOffice without e-mail or collaboration features is not surprising but nevertheless disappointing.

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Mass-migrating Microsoft Word documents to OpenOffice.org on Linux

http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com

Is your organization in the process of migrating from Microsoft Word to OpenOffice.org on Linux? If so, your biggest obstacle may not be getting used to the new suite, but rather moving from Microsoft's proprietary .doc format to OpenOffice's Open Document Format (ODF).

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OpenOffice 2.3 released

http://vntutor.blogspot.com

OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite. It is a free office suite. A new version OpenOffice 2.3 is officially released today (September 17th, 2007) for Linux fans. OpenOffice 2.3 boasts of some improved features

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The Canadian Labour Congress Switches to OpenOffice - Saves almost $60,000!

http://news.softpedia.com

The Canadian Labour Congress chose to use OpenOffice.org from now on as their suite of business applications. They had two options to replace their old WordPerfect installations: the widely used Microsoft Office or the free OpenOffice.org. The decision they took was clearly a financial one, saving approximately $60,000 in licensing fees.

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IBM and OpenOffice.org: An Interview with IBM's Doug Heintzman

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Yesterday, OpenOffice.org announced that IBM would become a formal – and substantial - contributor to that organization. IBM's contributions will include 35 dedicated programmers as well as editing, accessibility, and other code that it has developed for its ODF compliant products.

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Vietnam Government switches 20,000 machines to OOo

http://saigontimes.com.vn

More than 20,000 computers from Party offices nationwide will switch to using OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office from early 2008. The Central Party’s Office is taking advice from enterprises for the project.

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OpenOffice.org 2.3 Features

http://cybernetnews.com

OpenOffice.org 2.3 is on the home stretch with the first Release Candidate being made available today. It’s been over 5-months since OpenOffice.org 2.2 was released, and I’m sure most users will be welcoming this update with open arms.

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"Getting the most from open source"

http://news.bbc.co.uk

"Free. It is not something Western culture does particularly well. It is certainly not something that features big in the plans of the millionaires at Microsoft, Apple and Intel - to name but a few.But there is one crowd that lives for free technology, and it is not doing bad business either."

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