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Re: wip/libreoffice or misc/openoffice?

herbert langhans <> writes:

> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 08:56:02PM +0530, Mayuresh wrote:
>> I am confused between these two choices available in pkgsrc.
>> Which of them is advisable for an average desktop user? What are pros and
>> cons of both?
>> Mayuresh.
> If I remember correctly, there will be no further releases for Open
> Office - it was maintained by Sun Microsystems. But Libre Office is the
> open source project what is supposed to continue with the project.

Not quite.

Sun owned Open Office, more or less
Oracle bought sun.
Many contributors formed Libre Office:
under the aegis of a new nonprofit, "Document Foundation"

Then, openoffice is becoming an apache project:

Interestingly, openoffice/apache is under the apache 2 license.
Libreoffice is under LGPL3.

I won't say too much more, except that reading a bit shows that the
situation is far more complicated than you would have first thought:

So for pkgsrc, it seems there should be entries for both, at least for
now, with each updated by those who choose to volunteer to do so, as
with everything else.

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