And then there's NeoOffice
Posted Jun 16, 2011 3:48 UTC (Thu) by bjlucier
Parent article: Apache votes to accept OpenOffice.org for incubation
There's also NeoOffice, a version of OpenOffice.org for the Macintosh, which is distributed under the GPL; to my non-lawyerly understanding, this implies that improvements in NeoOffice (and there are many, the ones I especially notice are in mathematical font handling) can't be merged back either to LibreOffice or OpenOffice.org. The NeoOffice authors are taking an approach similar to RedHat with RHEL, distributing binaries of the latest version only to people who donate (money) to the project.
I understand the reasons for different projects when different goals exist (even slightly different goals), but I think it would be better if these particular projects could find a way to work together.
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