The first release of Apache OpenOffice, 3.4, has been announced. The version
numbering picks up from the last OpenOffice.org major release, which was
3.3. New features include improved ODF support, better pivot table support
in Calc, native support for SVG, enhanced graphics, and more. "'With the donation of OpenOffice.org to the ASF, the Foundation, and especially the podling project, was given a daunting task: re-energize a community and transform OpenOffice from a codebase of unknown Intellectual Property heritage, to a vetted and Apache Licensed software suite,' said Jim Jagielski, ASF President and an Apache OpenOffice project mentor. 'The release of Apache OpenOffice 3.4 shows just how successful the project has been: pulling in developers from over 21 corporate affiliations, while avoiding undue influence which is the death-knell of true open source communities; building a solid and stable codebase, with significant improvement and enhancements over other variants; and, of course, creating a healthy, vibrant and diverse user and developer community.'"
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