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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 
notes at 

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 

Get Involved! 
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 
at http://openoffice.apache.org/get-involved.html 

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, 
Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, 
WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ and 

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "OpenOffice", "Apache OpenOffice", 
and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software 
Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and 
trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

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