OpenOffice.org Community announces The Document Foundation

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OpenOffice.org Community announces The Document Foundation

varun mittal
Hi All,

The community of volunteers developing and promoting OpenOffice.org have set
up an independent Foundation to drive the further growth of the project - *The
Document Foundation <http://www.documentfoundation.org/>*
<http://www.documentfoundation.org/>
. The Document Foundation is the result of a collective effort by leading
independent members of the OpenOffice.org community, including several
project leads and key members of the Community Council. It will be led
initially by a Steering Committee of developers and national language
projects managers. The Foundation aims to lower the barrier of adoption for
both users and developers, to make LibreOffice the most accessible office
suite ever.
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To sign the *online petition* for establishing an independent open office ,
click *here * <http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/documentfoundation>
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*Website                  =     *http://www.documentfoundation.org
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*Excerpt of the formal declaration - To read the full one , click
**here*<http://www.documentfoundation.org/lists/announce/msg00000.html>
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*The Internet, September 28, 2010 - The community of volunteers who develop
and promote OpenOffice.org, the leading free office software, announce a
major change in the projectâs structure. After ten yearsâ successful growth
with Sun Microsystems as founding and principle sponsor, the project
launches an independent foundation called "The Document Foundation", to
fulfil the promise of independence written in the original charter.*

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*The Foundation will be the cornerstone of a new ecosystem where individuals
and organisations can contribute to and benefit from the availability of a
truly free office suite. It will generate increased competition and choice
for the benefit of  customers and drive innovation in the office suite
market. From now on, the OpenOffice.org community will be known as "The
Document Foundation".*

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*Oracle, who acquired OpenOffice.org assets as a result of its acquisition
of Sun Microsystems, has been invited to become a member of the new
Foundation, and donate the brand the community has grown during the past ten
years. Pending this decision, the brand "LibreOffice" has been chosen for
the software going forward.*

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*The Document Foundation is the result of a collective effort by leading
independent members of the OpenOffice.org community, including several
project leads and key members of the Community Council. It will be led
initially by a Steering Committee of developers and national language
projects managers. The Foundation aims to lower the barrier of adoption for
both users and developers, to make LibreOffice the most accessible office
suite ever.*

* *

*The Foundation will coordinate and oversee the development of LibreOffice,
which is available in beta version at the placeholder site: **
http://www.libreoffice.org* <http://www.libreoffice.org/>*. Developers are
invited to join the project and contribute to the code in the new friendly
and open environment, to shape the future of office productivity suites
alongside contributors who translate, test, document, support, and promote
the software.*

 Thank You

Best Regards
Varun Mittal <http://www.varunmittal.info>
Moderator, Mailing Lists(all)
Market Project
www.OpenOffice.org

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