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[News] OpenOffice.org Kept Free With FSF Intervention

  • Subject: [News] OpenOffice.org Kept Free With FSF Intervention
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 07:10:19 +0100
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OpenOffice.org Extensions: Are Two Repositories Better than One?

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| The Free Software Foundation announced an 
| alternative OpenOffice.org extensions 
| repository, which will list only 
| extensions released under free software 
| licenses. 


Can OpenOffice.org regain momentum?

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| The latest evidence, from my friend 
| Roberto Galoppini in Rome, is word that 
| the Free Software Foundation has felt 
| moved to create its own list of 
| OpenOffice.org extensions, on its 
| LibrePlanet wiki.
| The release from Peter Brown is polite. 
| âThe FSF asked the OpenOffice.org 
| Community Council to list only free 
| software extensions, or to provide a 
| second independent listing which only 
| included free extensions, but they 
| declined to change their policy.â


How Could the NetBeans Team Make Money from the NetBeans Platform?

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| With the snowballing interest in NetBeans 
| Platform usage (here's a nice list of 
| +-150 screenshots and counting), is there 
| a place, somewhere/somehow, where 
| Sun/Oracle/NetBeans could make actual 
| money from the NetBeans Platform? (And 
| would the amount of money be an 
| "interesting" amount?) 



Organizations Switching from Microsoft Office Choose OpenOffice Over Google Docs: New Survey by Info-Tech Research Group

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| Microsoft's decision to discontinue
| support for Office 2003 or older means
| that organizations using these suites will
| soon have to bite the bullet and decide
| whether to upgrade to Office 2010 or find
| an alternative solution. Google has been
| pushing hard for organizations to make the
| switch to Google Docs, but Info-Tech
| Research Group suggests that most
| organizations should not make the switch.
| However, when a full or limited migration
| is validated, OpenOffice is the way to go.
| "Our research shows that no other
| alternative suite stands up to the
| features, reliability and familiar feel of
| OpenOffice making it the best option for
| organizations making a full switch or
| planning a limited deployment of an
| alternative suite," said Tim Hickernell,
| Lead Research Analyst for Info-Tech
| Research Group. "Google Docs does have the
| collaboration aspect going for them, but
| when it comes to spreadsheets,
| presentations and word processing,
| OpenOffice is far superior to other
| alternatives."


OpenOffice.org Conference 2010: Call for Papers

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| This year's OpenOffice.org Conference will
| take place from the 31st of August to the
| 2rd of September in the Hungarian capital
| of Budapest. The 10th anniversary event
| for the free open source office suite is
| open to users, developers and contributors
| and will focus on a number of topics, such
| as the OpenDocument Format (ODF),
| development and interoperability.


6 Advanced OpenOffice.org Extensions

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| OpenOffice.org (OOo for short) is a powerful
| open source and multi-platform office suite,
| and is even comparable to Microsoft Office.
| However, there's always room-to-grow,
| features to improve, and things to customize.
| Luckily, the open source community provides a
| great repository of extensions and add-ons.
| Today, we'll look at six of them. Now let's
| get started!


9 More OpenOffice Extensions

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| Moving all of your apps and information in
| the cloud has been adopted by a great
| number of people. However, there are also a
| large number who still prefer having a
| desktop application.

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