OpenOffice Contemplates Shutdown Amid Volunteer Drought





  • Makes sense. It has been nearly insane that it kept going in the light of LibreOffice all of this time. They should have merged back in long ago. We don't need those two existing side by side, it just hurts the ecosystem.



  • @scottalanmiller said in OpenOffice Contemplates Shutdown Amid Volunteer Drought:

    Makes sense. It has been nearly insane that it kept going in the light of LibreOffice all of this time. They should have merged back in long ago. We don't need those two existing side by side, it just hurts the ecosystem.

    Is merged back in the right term since Libre is the fork and Open is the original?

    But yeah, I agree that there is jut not enough active development for both it seems.



  • @JaredBusch said in OpenOffice Contemplates Shutdown Amid Volunteer Drought:

    @scottalanmiller said in OpenOffice Contemplates Shutdown Amid Volunteer Drought:

    Makes sense. It has been nearly insane that it kept going in the light of LibreOffice all of this time. They should have merged back in long ago. We don't need those two existing side by side, it just hurts the ecosystem.

    Is merged back in the right term since Libre is the fork and Open is the original?

    But yeah, I agree that there is jut not enough active development for both it seems.

    That's always a tough one when the original people do the forking. The code is identical at the time of the split, so one is not more original than the other (unlike cloning an animal) and moving forward the only aspects that make one the original and one the fork is the name and the team. In the case of OO or NC, the original team went with the fork, making it convoluted which is now the original. The original name, OO, went one way and the team went another.

    Or, to make it more confusing, if the team makes the "new project", like in this case, one could make the case that OO is the fork of LO, even though it is newer, because ideologically the original project, momentum, team and code changed name to LibreOffice.

    Code is a weird thing to think of as one being original and one not.


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