There was plenty of teeth gnashing over the future of OpenOffice after Oracle bought Sun. Many open source fans openly wondered just how interested Larry Ellison was in distributing free software. How many yachts can you buy with those proceeds?
The skeptics were right. There was a bit of a breakdown, and Oracle's lack of support led OpenOffice developers to create a rival group called LibreOffice that is run by the Apache Software Foundation.
Oracle is still not fully involved, but now there is a détente between the two -- The Document Foundation and Libre will work together on common code.
I call this great news. What do you think? Proffer your opinions at [email protected]
Posted by Doug Barney on 06/13/2011 at 1:18 PM
Microsoft this week included some Windows 11 client news amid its many Build announcements for developers, promising to soon deliver new features to Windows 11 version 22H2 users.
Microsoft this week announced a few product additions to Microsoft Entra, which is Microsoft's branded suite of identity and access management solutions.
Microsoft this week described a bunch of Microsoft Edge browser enhancements as part of its Build developer event announcements.
Microsoft Mesh, the company's mixed reality communication and collaboration platform, will be hitting private preview this week.
"It does feel like every week, there is something new," said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday, during the opening keynote of Build 2023.
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