Open Office Devs Break Away from Oracle to Launch "LibreOffice"

Pulkit Chandna

There have been concerns over the future of Sun's open source projects ever since it was acquired by Oracle. But developers of the world's most popular open source productivity suite, Open Office, have decided to take their destiny in their own hands by breaking away to launch the Document Foundation . A productivity suite called "LibreOffice" is now available through the foundation's website .

The Document Foundation has chosen the name LibreOffice, as the trademark "Open Office" is currently owned by Oracle. However, the developers are hoping that “Oracle will donate this to to the Foundation, along with the other assets it holds in trust for the Community, in due course, once legal etc issues are resolved.”

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