October 18 2012
Earlier this morning, the Apache Software Foundation announced that Apache OpenOffice has graduated from the Apache Incubator and become a Top-Level Project. This is significant recognition of the community effort around OpenOffice since it became an Apache project in June, 2011.
"The OpenOffice graduation is the official recognition that the project is now able to self-manage not only in technical matters, but also in community issues, said Andrea Pescetti, VP Apache OpenOffice. "The 'Apache Way' and its methods, such as taking every decision in public with total transparency, have allowed the project to attract and successfully engage new volunteers, and to elect an active and diverse Project Management Committee that will be able to guarantee a stable future to Apache OpenOffice."In other words, OpenOffice has the full faith and backing of the Apache community, and is here to stay.
What I think is more interesting is that since OpenOffice 3.4 was released in May, it has been downloaded over 20 million times.
IBM contributors continue to work within the Apache framework to bring in the Lotus Symphony features and to build extensions to connect AOO into IBM collaboration solutions.
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