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Hi :)

I thought this announcement from Oracle (late Friday evening) was quite 

It seems their linux team is quite separated from their main corporate teams and 
has some very dedicated linux people there.  So, perhaps now we might see more 
activity from OOo.
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Marc Paré <>
Sent: Wed, 16 February, 2011 14:52:16
Subject: [libreoffice-marketing] Re: two articles about the decline of OOo and 
the rise of LibreOffice

Le 2011-02-16 08:04, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions a écrit :
The one is short, but the longer one has more info in it.

But these articles are one of the first ones I have seen that
looks like some one else now believes that Oracle has dropped
the ball on their version. I like the fact that in such a short time,
while LibreOffice people were working on re-coding the core of
the suite to get rid of the legacy code that causes upgrade and
maintenance problems, they still "found the time" to produce a
better 3.3 version than OOo did. LibreOffice went to RC4, while
OOo went to RC10; so does it mean that LibreOffice has better
programmers, of is it due to their work to get rid of the legacy
code that gave problems to OOo's programmers?

Well, for sure we have the best programmers going around. The amount of bug 
fixes is amazing. All you have to do is join the dev list and lurk and you'll 
see that the amount of bug fixing traffic has actually increased since the start 
of LibreOffice. I don't think that particular list/section is ever at a 
standstill. I am not sure they even take time to sleep! :-)  Great dev work 

As for the demise of OOo, the general undertone in the media (Tom and I have 
been taking care of the LibreOffice in the Press wiki page[1]) has been that 
Oracle is going to have its hands full trying to keep up to the LibreOffice 
wave. I think at some point they, Oracle OpenOffice, will have to re-adjust 
their goals. IMHO, if they decide to commit to a closer ties with LibreOffice, 
they may end up in a clear 2nd place standing and in a very precarious position. 
Adopting the LibreOffice code may be its only alternative.



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