Solomoriah wrote:It's a bit more than that.
Even before Oracle bought Sun, OpenOffice.org was available in various "flavors." Ubuntu users got the Go-OO version automatically; it supported more import formats and other enhancements that weren't the right flavor of free to make Sun happy.
Oracle, unlike Sun, has NO IDEA how to work with a user/developer community. When they bought Sun, they didn't bother to tell ANYONE what they were going to do with the properties they got in the process. This scared a lot of people (and companies) that depended on OOo and submitted enhancements on a regular basis.
So those people, unable to get answers from Oracle, broke away. The whole program was open source, except for the name. Therefore, the fork had to have an entirely different name. Thus, LibreOffice.
The nice thing is, LibreOffice started life with the enhanced Go-OO code. It's been better practically from the start.
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