SUSE Stand By LibreOffice and Document Foundation
SUSE Stand By LibreOffice
SUSE have posted a statement regarding Oracle's proposal to contribute OpenOffice to the Apache Software Foundation. SUSE state that they appreciate Oracle's decision, saying that "donating Open Source software and associated trademarks to an independent organization is always a positive," but they would have preferred this contribution – and potential future contributions – to go directly to LibreOffice. They plan to continue their investment in LibreOffice and The Document Foundation, and have already migrated their existing customers to LibreOffice. They will continue to add new subscription customers for LibreOffice.
"We also encourage the Apache Software Foundation and The Document Foundation to engage in a fruitful discussion which will lead to an even more vibrant open source office community," reads the statement.
The Document Foundation have commented positively on this move by Oracle, even suggesting that it might be the catalyst for a reunion of the LibreOffice and OpenOffice projects.
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