"After LibreOffice came out, Oracle released one version of Oracle Open Office before deciding that the project wasn’t worth the effort <http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2011/04/oracle-gives-up-on-ooo-after-community-forks-the-project/>. It laid off the programmers and gave the code and trademarks to the Apache Software Foundation, under Apache’s liberal open source license."
That's one version of events. Another version of events is this. http://pages.citebite.com/e7v0f3m9sder "Shuttleworth has a fairly serious disagreement with how the OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice split came about. He said that Sun made a $100 million "gift" to the community when it opened up the OpenOffice code. But a "radical faction" made the lives of the OpenOffice developers "hell" by refusing to contribute code under the Sun agreement. That eventually led to the split, but furthermore led Oracle to finally decide to stop OpenOffice development and lay off 100 employees." That's different from "deciding it was not worth the effort". Why the FUD on a dev list, anyway? FC On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 8:11 AM, Tony Stevenson <t...@pc-tony.com> wrote: > > This is an interesting read: > > > http://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2015/sep/03/switch-openoffice-libreoffice-or-microsoft-office?CMP=twt_a-technology_b-gdntech > > > > > Many thanks, > > -- > Tony > -- During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act Durante épocas de Engaño Universal, decir la verdad se convierte en un Acto Revolucionario - George Orwell