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LibreOffice Advocacy and Q&A

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  • I don’t “need” LibreOffice

    I don’t need LibreOffice. I WANT LibreOffice.

    I am not exactly sure if anyone really “needs” LibreOffice as a product. LO is more an idea, an ideal, than it is a product. For one thing we have had exactly zero customer since the time of OpenOffice all the way to today.

    No one needs LO. I am almost sure about it. I, as one, already have MS Office 365 down my throat by virtue of teaching at a college here in Toronto, Ontario. I don’t “need” to use LO.

  • LibreOffice QA/Dev Report: August 2020

    LibreOffice 7.0.0 was announced on August, 5
    LibreOffice 6.4.6 was announced on August, 13

  • “Discover LibreOffice” magazines for schools and communities

    Do you work in a school, college or university? Perhaps you’re involved in local community events, and want to help spread the word about LibreOffice? Or maybe you work at a local library or non-profit that could benefit from learning about free and open source software. Well, we have some of these magazines to give away:

    Discover LibreOffice is a complete guide to the suite, with extra articles about OpenDocument, migrations, the community and more. Much of the content was written by members of the LibreOffice community. There’s also an accompanying DVD with LibreOffice 6.1 – which is a slightly older version, but the disc may be useful in some places without regular internet access.

Meeks Responds to "I don’t “need” LibreOffice"

  • 2020-09-15 Tuesday

    On the joys of go-oo I agree it was fun; there was a community of peer / developers, who were good to each other, and a clear shared problem. Meritocracy was present there, in a way it is not at TDF, on that I agree. However - go-oo was an alliance of packagers, with a few developers that provided some polish and minor features around the incredible work that Sun/StarDivision was investing in around OpenOffice.org. It was rather easy to look good filling in the gaps they left. The code is still there.

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