Updating open office
One way or the other, it appears that Open Office will continue on.
UPDATE: Sources tell me that Apache has decided to take on Open Office.
It now seems that IBM, which has invested millions in Open Office over the years, and uses it as the basis for its Symphony office suite, preferred the option of Open Office being spun off to The Apache Foundation.
Oracle, which I'm told has contractual obligations to IBM to see that Open Office continued to be developed, was fine with this.
That said, here's my current understanding of what's going on with Open Office.
We intend to begin working immediately with community members to further the continued success of Open Office.The current Open Office's database, "Base", aka "oo Base", is unrelated. Big organizations, government and civilian, are adopting it as their standard office suite... (Enlarge, reduce, restore to default, respectively.) (This is more fully explained, and there's another tip, at my Power Browsing page.) Page contents © TK Boyd, Sheepdog Software ®, 11/08-11/10. A new folder, "Open Office 3.2" was created with the shortcuts I would need. After I had the new version up and running, I went to "Tools"/ "Extension Manager" and did "Check for Updates".And remember that Open Office, including oo Base, is free! and saving million$, but still Getting The Job Done. In a nutshell: When I went from a 2.2.1 installation to version 3.0.0, the upgrade went without hassle. And 3.1.0 to 3.2.0) I didn't uninstall my old Open Office first, but during the install of the new version, old program files, etc... An old shortcut which I would not have expected to work DID... in other words it opened the old app in the new Open Office. (My Oracle (previously known as "Sun") Report Builder was out of date...The big question, which is still unresolved as I write this, is, "How?
" At the moment, almost all of what I have are comments from people close to the matter who are unable to go on the record.
But, with Oracle taking a hands off approach to Open Office and ODF, what does that mean for the format?