"Le ministère de la Défense met OpenOffice à l'index"
There has been comment in the media about a report on a French
language website: "Le ministère de la Défense met OpenOffice à l'index"
The ZDNet article  claims to describe the proceedings of a
confidential meeting within the French public administration. It is
not appropriate for the OpenOffice.org community to comment on a leak
from a private meeting. However, one of the people mentioned in the
article, Eric Filiol, has posted two replies to the online article
clarifying the purpose of the research and correcting some of the
incorrect conclusions in the original article.
The OpenOffice.org office suite is being widely adopted within the
French public administration, and the OpenOffice.org community has
been working closely with the departments involved. OpenOffice.org is
pleased that its source code is being scrutinised by the most
important and respected department of security in France.
If security vulnerabilities are suspected, there is a well defined
procedure within the IT industry for reporting, analysing, and
resolving any issues, which aims to minimise any public announcement
(and the resulting creation of exploits) until fixes are available.
The OpenOffice.org community confirms it regards security as of the
highest importance and will react immediately to any security issues
reported by the French public administration or other competent
bodies or individuals.