Open Office still viable?

Some discussions just don't fit into a well defined box. Use this forum to discuss general topics and issues revolving around the Church and the technology offerings we use and share.
skiptaylor
Member
Posts: 190
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:13 pm
Location: Lancaster CA

Open Office still viable?

Postby skiptaylor » Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:05 pm

There's an interesting article at InfoWorld about changes Oracle has made to the Open Office suite. In particular, they've removed/crippled the module that allows read/write of Microsoft formats and require you to purchase a $90 module to replace it. Apparently there's a 100 unit minimum purchase.:eek:

I'm unsure of when this will or did take place, but it may start affecting operations with newer installs where the interoperability is important. It appears there may be a cheaper module that you may purchase for a lot less money and minimum quantity.

There's also an offshoot from OO called LibreOffice but not too up on that yet.

Edit: On closer reading, they may mean the object mentioned above is for the Microsoft Office suite and not OO.
Skip Taylor :eek:
Lancaster CA.

russellhltn
Community Administrator
Posts: 20763
Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:53 pm
Location: U.S.

Postby russellhltn » Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:26 pm

avskip wrote:In particular, they've removed/crippled the module that allows read/write of Microsoft formats


That's not what I read from that article - what was removed was a plugin for MS Office users to read/write to OpenOffice's native format. I didn't even know such a plugin existed, much less used it.

At this point I think the product is the same as it ever was. What's news is there's a spat going on and we'll have to see where this goes.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

skiptaylor
Member
Posts: 190
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:13 pm
Location: Lancaster CA

Postby skiptaylor » Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:30 pm

RussellHltn wrote:That's not what I read from that article - what was removed was a plugin for MS Office users to read/write to OpenOffice's native format. I didn't even know such a plugin existed, much less used it.

At this point I think the product is the same as it ever was. What's news is there's a spat going on and we'll have to see where this goes.

Guess we'll have to see what they do with it.
Skip Taylor :eek:
Lancaster CA.

jbh001
Community Moderators
Posts: 854
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:17 pm
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Postby jbh001 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:21 am

This FAQ explains how/why LibreOffice came into existence.

User avatar
marianomarini
Senior Member
Posts: 594
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:13 am
Location: Vicenza. Italy
Contact:

Postby marianomarini » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:58 pm

This means that it will be always free, even if Oracle change his mind about OpenOffice.
La vita è una lezione interminabile di umiltà (Anonimo).
Life is a endless lesson of humility (Anonimous).


Return to “General Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest