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  • #11
    There's no way the Apache Cemetery announcement cannot be viewed as malevolent. They know they're being harmful to LibreOffice and all end users, including OpenOffice users, but either they are too proud to change course, or they don't want to for other reasons.

    Plus, their boomer lingo is revolting. They always insist on the "net worth" of their dead code (with random numbers that infallibly show a "plus" sign at the end), but there's maybe a project and a half that's worth exploring, not counting the Apache HTTP server. It's pathetic and sad.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by timofonic View Post
      Is OpenOffice still alive? I did think it was dead.
      It IS! It IS dead!

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      • #13
        More like a decade's worth, a decade ago.

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        • #14
          What a great moment to give the Name OpenOffice to the TDF. Honestly OO is a joke but it just has the better known name than LO.

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          • #15
            At least with OO, you could have a celebration with all users in attendance, social distancing, meeting at a McDonalds.

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            • #16
              Originally posted by chocolate View Post
              ...maybe a project and a half that's worth exploring, not counting the Apache HTTP server.
              Apache Ignite/Spark/Kafka are extremely successful. Many other their projects not so much. AOO is dead.

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              • #17
                I found OpenOffice being actively used on one PC (with Win10) at my work, and even though it's being used for just simple documents and printing them, it still feels bad (a piece of slow, dead software) in the days of the LibreOffice. Good to mention, on the rest of PCs they use M$ Office 2013.

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                • #18
                  I would rank Apache software foundation on top of all open source foundations by importance but they do have a few weird duds among their projects, OO being one of them. I guess there must be sufficient support from the board to keep OO a top level project and not retire it, but I wonder why that is.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
                    Also while you may not be aware of it, plenty of people especially Windows users tend to know about the OpenOffice brand a whole lot more still.
                    Really? 'Cause every time I see any Office discussions not tied to Linux office suites, everyone mentions LibreOffice. I haven't seen/heard any non-Linux user talking about OpenOffice in years.
                    Last edited by Vistaus; 14 October 2020, 11:47 AM.

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                    • #20
                      Congratulations! Hopefully in 20 years LibreOffice will be a decent alternative to MS Office.

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