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  1. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.15

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    Wakefield, DE - 22 December 2023 - Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.15, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.15 is a maintenance release incorporating bug fixes and other enhancements. All users …

  2. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.14

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    Wakefield, DE - 27 February 2023 - Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.14, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.14 is a maintenance release incorporating bug fixes and other enhancements. All users …

  3. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.13

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    Wakefield, DE - 22 July 2022 - Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.13, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.13 is a Security release incorporating bug fixes and other enhancements. All users …

  4. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.12

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    Wakefield, DE - 04 May 2022 - Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.12, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.12 is a Maintenance release incorporating bug fixes and other enhancements. All users …

  5. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11

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    Wakefield, DE - 06 October 2021 - Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11 is a Security release incorporating other bug fixes and little enhancements. All …

  6. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.10

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    Wakefield, DE - 04 May 2021 - Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.10, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.10 is a Security release incorporating important bug fixes. All users of Apache …

  7. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.9

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    Forest Hill, MD - 07 February 2021 - Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.9, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.9 is a maintenance release incorporating important bug fixes. All users of …

  8. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8

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    Forest Hill, MD10 November 2020 - Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8 is a maintenance release incorporating important bug fixes. All users of …

  9. The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of OpenOffice®

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    Leading Open Source office application and personal productivity suite under development as a community-led Apache® Project for the past 8 years

    Wakefield,  MA —14 October 2020— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the twenty-year …

  10. Apache OpenOffice needs your help

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    The Apache® OpenOffice® Project is on the road to a bigger update for the leading open source office suite.

    This is your chance. OpenOffice needs people to help in the development process. Don't panic, you do not need to be a software engineer or programmer though those skills are always …

  11. 1.6 million downloads of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7

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    On Sep, 21st we have released Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7. Since then we had 1.6 million download requests. And this is only for the newest release. There are more for other versions that the users download due to their special needs. And not included are the many others …

  12. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7

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    21 September 2019 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7 is a maintenance release aimed at correcting some regressions and delivering the latest English …

  13. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.6

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    18 November 2018 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.6, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.6 is a maintenance release aimed at correcting some regressions and delivering the latest English …

  14. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5

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    30 December 2017 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 is a maintenance release aimed at correcting some regressions and delivering the latest English …

  15. Open Document Editors Devroom at FOSDEM 18, Brussels FOSDEM is 3-4 Feb 2018

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    FOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in the world and happens each year in Brussels (Belgium) at the ULB Campus Solbosch. In 2018, it will be held on Saturday, February 3, and Sunday, February 4.

    As usual, the Open Document Editors DevRoom will be jointly …

  16. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4

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    19 October 2017 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 is a maintenance release incorporating important bug fixes, security fixes, updated dictionaries, and build …

  17. Open Document Editors Devroom at FOSDEM 17, Brussels 4-5 Feb 2017

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    FOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in the world and happens each year in Brussels (Belgium) at the ULB Campus Solbosch. In 2017, it will be held on Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5.

    As usual, the Open Document Editors DevRoom will be jointly …

  18. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3

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    12 October 2016 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3, now available in 41 languages on Windows, OS X and Linux.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 is a maintenance release incorporating important bug fixes, security fixes, updated dictionaries, and build …

  19. More team-mates needed

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    American Football Team

    At Apache OpenOffice we are looking for further team-mates and here especially for developers:

    • Are you a software developer with C++ skills?
    • Or do you have expertise in building software?
    • Are you additionally experienced as lead technical writer?
    • Do you like to contribute to open source projects?
    • And are you …
  20. Stop the lazy season, start changing

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    Keep calm and embrace change

    It's time to write about new things that happen here in the Apache OpenOffice project.

    At first, we want to let you know about new releases. The first will be the bugfix release 4.1.3 that will tie in directly with the current version. It's already in the cooking …

  21. Apache OpenOffice Extensions and Templates New Sites

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    Since 2012 SourceForge has been distributing Apache OpenOffice downloads and actively maintaining both Apache OpenOffice Extensions and Templates sites. I wrote a couple of short blog posts about the changes that affect end- users.

    Extensions that have not been updated in a while report the following message: "Warning message This …
  22. 'Apache OpenOffice at FOSDEM 2016: Submit your talk now'

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    FOSDEM 16 will be held at the ULB Campus Solbosch, Brussels (Belgium) on Saturday, January 30, and Sunday, January 31, 2016.

    Open document editors are coming again to FOSDEM with a shared devroom which gives every project in this area a chance to present ODF related developments and innovations. The …

  23. Coming soon... Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2

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    A new OpenOffice update, version 4.1.2, has been in preparation for a while. Born as a simple bugfix release, it became an occasion for some deep restructuring in the project: several processes have now been streamlined (and some are still in the works), new people are on board …

  24. Collaboration is in our DNA

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    Apache OpenOffice is living in interesting times, and this is a good moment to reflect on future scenarios.

    The old OpenOffice.org project spawned numerous derivative products and we are proud to see how the OpenOffice ecosystem, taken as a whole, has grown so far.

    Apache OpenOffice is distributed under …

  25. 'Apache OpenOffice in 2014: a year in review'

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    2014 has been an exciting year for the OpenOffice project and community.

    Click on the picture below to start a slideshow with highlights from 2014. A text-only version is under the picture.


    • January: The Apache OpenOffice community starts the year by adding new localizations.
      OpenOffice supports 120+ languages, but only …
  26. Presentations and videos from ApacheCon EU 2014, Budapest

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    ApacheCon Europe, held last month in Budapest, was a wonderful occasion for the OpenOffice community to gather and discuss the state of the project and future developments.

    Videos and presentations from the conference are now available. See below for some presentations from the OpenOffice track.

    Pictures are available too, courtesy …

  27. 'Call for talks: Open Document Editors Devroom at FOSDEM 15'

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    FOSDEM 15 will be held at the ULB Campus Solbosch on Saturday, January 31, and Sunday, February 1st, 2015.

    Open document editors are coming again to FOSDEM with a shared devroom which gives every project in this area a chance to present ODF related developments and innovations. The devroom is …

  28. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

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    21 August 2014 - The Apache OpenOffice project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of OpenOffice 4.1.1. You can download it from our website.

    Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 is a micro update with many useful and critical bugfixes including 2 security relevant fixes (details will come separately …

  29. Presentations and videos from FOSDEM 2014

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    Presentations and videos from the Open Document Editors Devroom at FOSDEM 2014 are now available.

    The OpenOffice presence at the event was strong and well-received, with a number of interesting talks and many visits at the booth. And the devroom was a nice way to get together with other projects …

  30. The Apache OpenOffice project announce the release of Apache OpenOffice 4.1

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    Improvements to graphics, charts, forms, text annotations and accessibility feature in this 23rd release of the 14-year old community-run open source project

    29 April 2014– The Apache OpenOffice project, a Top Level Project (TLP) of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), announced today the release of Apache OpenOffice 4.1, now …

  31. 'Apache OpenOffice Weekly News #2'

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    Translations: (de)

    Welcome

    Welcome to the second edition of Apache OpenOffice Weekly News.  We welcome your feedback and contributions.  You can respond with a comment on this blog post, of course.  You can also send an email to our public mailing list: dev@openoffice.apache.org

    Major Discussions

    • Marcus has …
  32. 'Apache OpenOffice Weekly News #1'

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    Welcome

    Translations:  (de)

    Welcome to the first edition of Apache OpenOffice Weekly News.  We're experimenting with a new way to give the OpenOffice community a look into the project and what we're doing week-to-week.  We saw another Apache project,  CouchDB, do something similar,  and liked their approach.  So in the …

  33. Apache OpenOffice 4.2 to Bring OpenCash Support

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    This is an April Fool's post: it is a humorous work and it does not describe actual developments.

    As we on the Apache OpenOffice project put the final touches on our 4.1 release, we've started planning for our next major release, version 4.2, hopefully out sometime mid-year. One …

  34. Seeking Beta Testers for Apache OpenOffice 4.1

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    We're looking for users interested in test driving our new Apache OpenOffice 4.1 Beta Release.   The beta can be downloaded from our website (use the yellow box).

    We release Beta versions of OpenOffice to get early feedback from users.  Beta versions may have more bugs than our final GA …

  35. International Mother Language Day 2014

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    On International Mother Language Day the UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN agencies participate in events that promote linguistic and cultural diversity. They also encourage people to maintain their knowledge of their mother language while learning and using more than one language. Governments and non-governmental organizations may …

  36. 'Apache OpenOffice in 2013: a year in review'

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     2013 has been an exciting year for the OpenOffice project and community.

     Click on the picture below to start a slideshow with highlights from 2013. A text-only version is under the picture.

    • January: Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 is released in 8 additional languages (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Polish, Basque …
  37. Join Apache OpenOffice at FOSDEM 2014 - Submit a talk proposal

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    Apache OpenOffice and the other Open Document Editors will have a dedicated track at FOSDEM 2014, 1 February 2014, Brussels. The devroom is organized by Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice and will give every project in this area a chance to present ODF related developments and innovations.

    We invite submission of …

  38. 'Call for Comments: Apache OpenOffice Distributor Best Practices'

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    Apache OpenOffice (formerly OpenOffice.org) is the leading free and open office productivity suite.  We have many millions of users.  In the past two years we've seen over 80 million downloads from our website, and millions more from 3rd party websites. 

    Although most users are able to download OpenOffice successfully …

  39. 75 Million Downloads of Apache OpenOffice

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    We are pleased to report that yesterday, October 29th, someone downloaded the 75,000,000th copy of  Apache OpenOffice™.   The 75 million downloads have occurred in the less than 18th months since the first release of Apache OpenOffice on May 8th, 2012. 

    Apache OpenOffice (formerly called OpenOffice.org) is the …

  40. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1

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    The Apache OpenOffice project (formerly OpenOffice.org) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Apache 4.0.1.  Building upon the success of our award-winning Apache OpenOffice 4.0 release, which was well-received by both users and reviewers, the 4.0.1 maintenance update brings new translations, performance enhancements …

  41. Back to School with Apache OpenOffice

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    As August comes to a close it is time for millions of children and young adults to return to school.   In preparation, parents empty their wallets for a variety of necessities: clothes, shoes, backpacks, notebooks, pencils, calculators, etc.   But with one common back-to-school item parents and students often overpay by …

  42. Developer in AOO, 1year celebration

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    1 year as developer with AOO [Apache OpenOffice]

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    Many of the big open source software packages are to a high degree driven by developers employed by companies who sponsor manpower. The sponsorship allows a faster development than otherwise possible which is a benefit for everybody. There is however a negative …

  43. Interview with the developers of PrOOo-Box

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    Most of the posts on this blog are about the Apache OpenOffice product and the community of volunteers that develops it.  But occasionally we write about interesting things in the broader Apache OpenOffice project, the ecosystem of extension developers, consultants, trainers, etc., that help users get value from OpenOffice.  Today …

  44. Rejected

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    Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Release Candidate 1 (Build 9702) has been rejected.  It was not good enough. Detlef, in our German-language community, first noted the crash two days ago, which was passed on to the developers by Regina.  We immediately started further testing to narrow down the problem.

    Samer, in …

  45. Facebook fanpage and the growing fanbase

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    A bit more then a year ago, we discussed the topic social media on our list. We decided to create official channels on different social media. I jumped in to join the administrator team of the official Apache OpenOffice Fan page. Since then, the number of fans has increased a …

  46. Not interested

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    After midnight selling extras. There were many young boys selling very late these nights. Washington, D.C, April 1912

    We get many emails, several per week, of individuals and companies wanting to "do business" with us.    Some of it is obviously spam, but some of it is quite serious.   The proposals do not have bad intentions, though they are often incompatible with our status as a non-profit organization.  We …

  47. 'The Sidebar: New And Improved'

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    Usually the phrase "new and improved" does not make much sense because something either is new or did already exist and was improved upon.  For the sidebar the situation is a little different.  The core implementation is new but the content, the panels, did already exist.  The concept, but not …

  48. 'Apache OpenOffice: One Year, 50 Million Downloads'

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    We are pleased to note that yesterday we reached the 50 million download mark for Apache OpenOffice 3.4.   This milestone occurred within a few days of the first anniversary of the release of Apache OpenOffice 3.4., on May 8th, 2012. 

    Apache OpenOffice (formerly called OpenOffice.org) is the …

  49. Results of Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Logo Survey

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    A quick update on our recent logo survey for Apache OpenOffice 4.0.   We called on community members to submit proposals for a new project logo.  The response was huge.  We received over 40 logo proposals.  To narrow down the choices we sought out feedback from users.   We created a …

  50. With Special Guest Star... Apache OpenOffice

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    Viewers of the hit ABC sitcom Suburgatory may have noticed something special in the season 2 finale last night, in an episode called "Apocalypse Meow".  Lead character Tessa (played by Jane Levy) used the free, open source office productivity software Apache OpenOffice on her Mac, to outline the pros and …

  51. Visualizing the AOO Dev List

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    Dev list graph

     What am I looking at?

    The above image illustrates the social network of posts and responses to the Apache OpenOffice project's main development mailing list, from when it started in May 2011 until the end of March 2013 when this data was collected.  (Click on the image to view a …

  52. Welcome to GSoC Students!

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    Coeds with Hoes

    Once again the Apache Software Foundation is a "mentoring organization" in Google Summer of Code, and the Apache OpenOffice project looks forward to this year's program. 

    We invite students looking to get their hands dirty with real-world code to consider submitting an GSoC application related to OpenOffice. 

    Why OpenOffice?

    • We're …
  53. One Year until the End of Life for Microsoft Office 2003

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    Josephine Smith digging a grave at the Drouin Cemetery, Victoria, [2]

    The April 2014 deadline

    Microsoft has announced that they will end support of Office 2003 and Windows XP on April 8th, 2014. What does this mean? As they describe, "After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online …

  54. 'X-ApacheOpenOffice: A Portable Applications Version of Apache OpenOffice from winPenPack'

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    We receive many questions from users looking for a portable version of Apache OpenOffice.  "Portable Applications" are software applications designed or adapted to run from portable storage, like a USB memory stick, without requiring an installation.  Such applications allow you to bring your applications, settings and documents with you.  One …

  55. Document Freedom Day

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    What is Document Freedom Day?

    Document Freedom Day, the last Wednesday in March, is a global celebration of open standards, especially ones that are used in your documents.  At Apache OpenOffice, we're strong supporters of open standards and we're pleased to join in this year's celebration.  But we're much more …

  56. Call for Documentation Volunteers

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    Mt. Holyoke, Massachusetts - Paper. American Writing Paper Co. Super-calender - putting on roll, starting operation, 1936

    As the Apache OpenOffice project gets closer to our big 4.0 release we're ramping up our documentation team.  The goal is to have new User Guides ready for the OpenOffice 4.0 launch.  If you know something about technical writing, or OpenOffice, or ideally both, we'd love your help …

  57. International Mother Language Day 2013

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    (This post is also translated into the mother languages of some of our volunteers, including Tamil by V.Kadal Amutham, Korean by Jeongkyu Kim, Italian by Fabrizio Marchesano, Asturian by Xuacu Saturio, French by Cyril Beaussier, Spanish by Ricardo Gabriel Berlasso and German by Guenter Marxen.

    The Apache OpenOffice project …

  58. OpenOffice downloaded once - used and installed as often you want

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    One major advantage of OpenOffice is that it is open source and that the license allows you to use and install it as often you want. Once you have downloaded OpenOffice you can share it with as many other people as you like or install it on as many computers …

  59. "$21 Million per Day"

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    Apache OpenOffice is a project within the Apache Software Foundation, a non-profit organization.  We don't charge for Apache OpenOffice; we make it available to all for free.   We don't pay developers; we rely on volunteers

    People need office productivity software.  Among our users are students, teachers, doctors, lawyers, ministers, public …

  60. Call for Development Volunteers

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    A carpenter at the TVA's new Douglas dam on the French Broad River, Tenn. This dam will be 161 feet high and 1,682 feet ong, with a 31,600-acre reservoir area extending 43 miles upstream. With a useful storage capacity of approximately 1,330,000 acre-feet

    We're looking for a few good programmers, C++ hackers who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. 

    The Apache OpenOffice project is an international, volunteer-led open source project.  We develop Apache OpenOffice (formerly OpenOffice.org) the award-winning office productivity suite, and the code we write is used by tens of …

  61. Apache OpenOffice at FOSDEM 2013

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    Many OpenOffice community members will be attending FOSDEM, one of the most important Free Software and Open Source events in Europe, in Brussels next weekend.

    Apache OpenOffice has a dedicated track (devroom) on Saturday 2 February, all day. The devroom schedule includes talks from experienced full-time developers and new volunteers …

  62. 'Merging Lotus Symphony: Allegro moderato'

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    April 8, 1926

    The house lights flash; Please take your seats.  The symphony is about to begin.

    Apache OpenOffice will soon have some new features and other improvements, courtesy of IBM and their Lotus Symphony effort.  Interoperability, performance, accessibility improvements, as well as exciting new user interface elements are in the works.  Read …

  63. Books about OpenOffice

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    As the leading open source office productivity suite for over a decade, it is not surprising that Apache OpenOffice (formerly OpenOffice.org) has attracted attention from authors of technical instruction books.  A search of the catalog of online book retailers shows many titles, including a new one on OpenOffice Basic …

  64. Your top questions answered

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    A little over a month ago we asked our users to submit questions to us, on any OpenOffice-related topic.  Users also had the opportunity to vote questions up or down, so we could identify the questions that were of the greatest interest.   We received 274 questions, and 1,743 votes …

  65. 'Random Numbers in Calc: Small Enhancements That Can Make a Difference'

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    RAND() is one of those barely noticeable functions that seem to be trivial and a given in modern spreadsheets. The truth behind RAND() and other functions that try to simulate the real world in some way is that they are extremely difficult, and maybe even impossible, to do correctly.
    Historically …

  66. Apache Asia Road Show Beijing 2012

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    Apache OpenOffice in Apache Asia Road Show Beijing 2012 at December 13


    Apache Asia Road Show Beijing 2012 will be held at December 13, and Apache OpenOffice will deliver a session in the conference. In the Apache OpenOffice session, Peter Junge, Apache OpenOffice PMC member, will give a speech to …

  67. Apache OpenOffice reach out to the world

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    Call for Translation Volunteers

    The Apache OpenOffice project issues a Call for Translation Volunteers, to help us complete several translations that are nearly done, but need an extra push before we can release them.  Languages that are almost done include: Danish, Korean, Polish, Asturian, Uighur, Icelandic, Indonesian, Welsh, Catalan, Bulgarian …

  68. Call for Marketing Volunteers

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    Gifford Park, Edinburgh with large adverts

    A Call for Marketing Volunteers

    This is a call for volunteers for the Apache OpenOffice (formerly OpenOffice.org) Marketing team.  We have big plans for our next major release, Apache OpenOffice 4.0.  As our development and QA volunteers work on the engineering side of this release, we're also building …

  69. 'Good news: LibreOffice has integrated my SVG import feature'

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    A nice feature I have implemented for Apache OpenOffice 3.4 released in May 2012, the new native SVG Import (see here), will make an appearance to the next LibreOffice version. It replaces the former SVG import greatly improving user experience and removing dependencies of six external libraries, also benefiting …

  70. You Can Help Us Improve OpenOffice

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    Hamilton Watch. Inspecting plate - skilled inspecting job, 1936

    A Call for QA Volunteers

    This is a call for volunteers for our QA team.   The Apache OpenOffice (formerly OpenOffice.org) project has an ambitious plan for our next major release.  But for this plan to be successful we need to grow our Quality Assurance (QA) team to keep up …

  71. 'Apache OpenOffice track at ApacheCon: Day 1'

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    The OpenOffice official debut at ApacheCon was definitely successful, with the big Apache community providing a warm welcome to the Apache OpenOffice folks. All presentations are being recorded (audio and slides) and they will gradually be made available on the ApacheCon site, but we are picking a few topics from …

  72. OpenOffice Graduates from the Apache Incubator

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    Columbia, 6/3/14 (LOC)

    We're pleased to announce that the ASF Board, at their October monthly meeting, approved a resolution promoting the Apache OpenOffice Podling to an Apache Top Level Project.   The Board also appointed a Project Management Committee (PMC) to oversee the project, with Andrea Pescetti as Chairman.  

    Further details on the graduation …

  73. Use the Source, Luke

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    Space Shuttle Program

    We take a lot of pride in the success of Apache OpenOffice (formerly OpenOffice.org, now undergoing incubation at Apache).  With over 100 million downloads, and a million more downloads every week, our award-winning, free and open office suite has grown and continues to grow in popularity. But this is …

  74. 'The Community Forum: Mid Year Status'

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    The Apache OpenOffice (incubating) English Community Forum has registered its 50,000th member mid-June. However, there are still around 1,800 spam accounts, hence count of true members is still slightly under the 50,000 level. But we should reach it in August.




    Note: the Y-axis for purple line (spammers …

  75. How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice

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    Syd Connelly and winning safety slogan

    It happened again today.  We received an email from a very frustrated user, complaining that OpenOffice had taken over his browser, installed new toolbars, replaced the browser's home page, was causing pop-ups to surface on every page, etc.  To make things worse, none of these programs could be uninstalled via …

  76. Retirement of legacy openoffice.org email forwarding service

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    IF YOU HAVE AN OPENOFFCE.ORG EMAIL ADDRESS, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS NOTE

    Background

    As you may have heard, Oracle contributed the OpenOffice.org (OOo)  code to Apache in June. As part of this move, we will lose access to the servers that formally hosted the …

  77. Native SVG support for Apache OpenOffice 3.4 (Incubating)

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    Apache OpenOffice 3.4 supports embedding SVG graphics using a newly created native SVG interpreter implementation. I want to talk about the advantages and some internals of this solution and the necessary changes done.

    One reason to do this was IP clearance. It allowed removal of six GPL/LGPL libraries …

  78. 'The Community Forum: New Year Status'

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    After 4 years of existence, the Community Forum has moved on the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) servers at the end of October 2011 (see details). Here are some figures about how we are doing on the English forum. We will try to make this kind of report on a monthly …

  79. Features for GraphicObjects and OLEObjects

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    I just wanted to send some notes about added features which are part of AOO3.4 version. This one is actually the result of fixing tasks #118558#, #118485#, #108221# and #67705# which are all about GraphicObjects, OLEObjects (OLE means Object Linking and Embedding) and their geometrical attributes and properties. You …

  80. OpenOffice Grandfather's Private Thoughts

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    I sent out a similar email to our mailing list before Christmas and before I took a short break to relax with my family and friends. But it's maybe worth sharing with a broader audience here on the …

  81. OpenOffice.org Migration -- The Community Forums

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    The OpenOffice.org Community Forums have been successfully migrated to operation under the Apache OpenOffice.org podling.  Forum operation, location, and resources are intact.  For users and the community that has grown the Forums into a valuable resource, it seems nothing changed.  It wasn’t so simple.  Here’s what …

  82. Incubation, podling, IP Clearance, oh my!

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    Chicken eggs inside a chicken hatchery: Jacksonville Region, Florida


    The Apache OpenOffice.org project is currently in the incubation phase. We're a 'podling'. It's where all new Apache projects begin, regardless of how mature your source code base is. In this post I'll attempt to explain a bit about incubation, and a bit about the 'Apache Way', and our …

  83. 「日本語メーリングリスト」 means "Japanese Mailing List"

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    I am testing if Japanese language can be shown up beautifully on Title and Content of this Apache Weblog.

    I am a moderator for the ooo-general-ja mailing list.  The day before yesterday I found that a moderator can remotely edit the text files that make up the responses the list …

  84. 'Apache OpenOffice.org (incubating) Developer Education: Building on Linux'

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    Openluchtschool in de vrieskou / Open-air school in the freezing cold

     Developer Education

    It is September.  In the northern hemisphere it is time for cooler weather and time to go back to school.  The Apache OpenOffice.org podling is ready for the season with events to help developers learn more about OpenOffice.org. 

    Do you want to learn how to build …