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Date:      Thu, 28 Nov 2013 22:27:01 +1000
From:      Da Rock <freebsd-questions@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: math "formulae" using libreoffice
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On 11/22/13 11:26, Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:59:33 -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
>> 	I'l ck it out, thankee.  I have been wondering about the diff
>> 	between openX and libreX {X == "office"} but  guessed that
>> 	"open" was what the BSD's chose ...
> No, they are two different products, maintained independently.
> If I remember correctly, it started with StarOffice as the first
> major office suite becoming a free product (I've been using
> version 3.x and 4.0 of this), it was then "incorporated" by
> Sun which later became OpenOffice. When Oracle bought and
> (mostly) destroyed Sun, OpenOffice was one of the victims;
> they added proprietary code and finally abandoned it. That
> was the time when LibreOffice was forked. Today, LibreOffice
> is _the_ office suite per se.
Not to start a war, but it went StarOffice as a free product (up to 
about 5 or 6, I think), then Sun made it a paid product and forked 
OpenOffice as an open source alternative (good ole Sun); then Oracle got 
involved and Libreoffice was forked with some of the original devs 
walking with it and overhauling it in the process, and finally with 
OpenOffice finally abandoned to the wolves by Oracle at a later date and 
rescued by the Apache incubator project not so many years ago now.
>
> On FreeBSD, all three versions have been available, and today
> you can still install both OpenOffice and LibreOffice; only
> StarOffice is no longer available (disappeared around 2010).
>
I believe this was when Oracle staged a takeover, and spelled the 
beginning of the end of support for OpenOffice.



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