The Register: LibreOffice rains on OpenOffice’s 20th anniversary parade, tells rival project to ‘do the right thing’ and die

The Register: LibreOffice rains on OpenOffice’s 20th anniversary parade, tells rival project to ‘do the right thing’ and die . “To mark the 20th anniversary of Apache OpenOffice, the project’s main rival, LibreOffice, published a letter asking OpenOffice to tell its users to switch. Many people, the letter says, are unaware of LibreOffice because the OpenOffice brand is still so strong, despite the lack of significant updates over the past six years. To remedy the situation, LibreOffice is asking its competitor for an endorsement.”

Looks like OpenOffice is in Trouble

Looks like OpenOffice is in trouble. “Not everyone is in a position to pay for their office software and this led to a market for free Microsoft Office competitors. One of the best known and most popular is OpenOffice, but the open source project is in trouble. Volunteer vice president Dennis E. Hamilton has warned that retirement of the project ‘is a serious possibility’. ” I switched to LibreOffice ages ago; it made OpenOffice look really clunky.