A Tale of Two Suites: Do We Still Need OpenOffice.org?


Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet? Or would it, perhaps, end up sweeter? That, essentially, is the question at the heart of the forking process, which in turn is at the heart of a key situation today. Namely: Now that we have LibreOffice, do we still need OpenOffice as well? In the wake of Apache OpenOffice’s new update, that’s been the question du jour down at the Linux blogosphere’s Punchy Penguin Cafe. “LibreOffice has demonstrated that it’s the right way to do IT/office suites,” offered blogger Robert Pogson.


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