[this announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/JiCT ]
Leading Open Source office application and personal productivity suite for
Windows and Mac now more secure and available in 41 languages
Forest Hill, MD —12 October 2016— Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source
office document productivity suite, announced today Apache® OpenOffice™ v4.1.3,
now available in 41 languages on Windows and OS X.
Boasting more than 200 million downloads, OpenOffice includes a word processor
("Writer"), a spreadsheet ("Calc"), a presentation editor ("Impress"), a vector
graphics editor ("Draw"), a mathematical formula editor ("Math"), and a
database management program ("Base").
"As an Open Source project led by an all-volunteer community, occasional lulls
in momentum are not uncommon," said Marcus Lange, Vice President of Apache
OpenOffice. "Such was the case with OpenOffice until recently. We wanted to
change this, starting with a new bugfix release."
Under The Hood
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 features include:
- Key security vulnerability fixes;
- Support for new language dictionaries;
- Numerous bug fixes, including installer and database support on Mac OS X; and
- Enhancements to the build tools (for developers)
"This release symbolizes a resurgence in the project," said Patricia Shanahan,
Release Manager for Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3. "We are proud to continue
development of one of the most visible and widely used Apache projects."
The complete list of features and enhancements are available in the release
Apache OpenOffice is used by millions of organizations, institutions, and
individuals around the world. In addition, OpenOffice plays an integral role in
many governments, in response to their mandates to use files in the ISO/IEC
standard Open Document Format (ODF).
OpenOffice supports localized versions in more than 120 languages; those that
are 100% translated and maintained are officially released.
As with all Apache projects, Apache OpenOffice is available to all users free
of charge, and, as Open Source software, its C++ source code is readily
available for anyone who wishes to enhance the applications.
"This is not all, as more can be expected from the project," added Lange. "We
invite those wishing to help support us to strive forward with development or
in the many other areas to participate."
Availability and Oversight
Apache OpenOffice software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is
overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A
Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations,
including community development and product releases. For downloads,
documentation, and more information on Apache OpenOffice, visit
Apache OpenOffice welcomes contribution and community participation through
mailing lists as well as attending face-to-face MeetUps, developer trainings,
and user events. Those wishing to get involved in the project can find out more
About Apache OpenOffice
Originally created as "StarOffice" by StarDivision and after further
development as an Open Source product under the name "OpenOffice.org" at Sun
Microsystems. The project continued development after Oracle Corporation
acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010. OpenOffice entered the Apache Incubator in
2011 and graduated as an Apache Top-level Project in October 2012. 8 releases
have been made under the auspices of the ASF, with more than 200 million
downloads recorded to date. Visit http://openoffice.apache.org/ and
https://twitter.com/ApacheOO for more information.
About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350
leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most
popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as
"The Apache Way," more than 550 individual Members and 5,300 Committers
successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software,
benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are
distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates
in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's
official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3)
charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors
including Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One,
Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP,
Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, OPDi, PhoenixNAP,
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