Oracle Contribute to Community to Become Open Source Community Project

Jessica Thornsby

Oracle to discontinue commercial version of OpenOffice.

Oracle have announced they will move to a community-based open
source project
, and will no longer be offering a commercial
version of Open Office.

“Given the breadth of interest in free personal productivity
applications and the rapid evolution of personal computing
technologies, we believe the project would be best
managed by an organization focused on serving that broad
constituency on a non-commercial basis,” said Edward Screven,
Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect.

What this means for the future of Libre
, the community-driven productivity suite created by the
Document Foundation, remains unknown. The Libre Office project was
created after a period of uncertainty in the
community, with some bloggers questioning Oracle’s plans for
OpenOffice following Oracle’s lawsuit against Google, and their
discontinuation of OpenSolaris.

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