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Date:      Fri, 22 Nov 2013 02:26:50 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: math "formulae" using libreoffice
Message-ID:  <20131122022650.2636ef22.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <20131122005933.GA3297@ethic.thought.org>
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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.

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).



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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