With the takeover of Sun Microsystems by Oracle , there was a huge question mark on the future of OpenOffice an Open source alternative to Microsoft Office. There is some relief in that department as The Document Foundation has been formed and they have announced a fork named LibreOffice.
The mission of the foundation as stated on their website:
Our mission is to facilitate the evolution of the OpenOffice.org Community into a new open, independent, and meritocratic organizational structure within the next few months. An independent Foundation is a better match to the values of our contributors, users, and supporters, and will enable a more effective, efficient, transparent, and inclusive Community. We will protect past investments by building on the solid achievements of our first decade, encourage wide participation in the Community, and co-ordinate activity across the Community.
Windows, Mac and Linux beta edition are available for download.
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