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Archive for September 29th, 2010 Community announces The Document Foundation

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As you can read in the > press release leading members of the community has launched The Document Foundation. This foundation will coordinate the development of > LibreOffice. From the press release:

The Foundation will be the cornerstone of a new ecosystem where individuals and organisations can contribute to and benefit from the availability of a truly free office suite. It will generate increased competition and choice for the benefit of  customers and drive innovation in the office suite market. From now on, the community will be known as “The Document Foundation”.

Oracle, who acquired assets as a result of its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, has been invited to become a member of the new Foundation, and donate the brand the community has grown during the past ten years. Pending this decision, the brand “LibreOffice” has been chosen for the software going forward.

Some supporters are Google, Novell, Red Hat, but not Oracle and IBM.

More information: > The Document Foundation

Written by rkremer

September 29, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Posted in Development