The Document Foundation (TDF) has an advisory board, which was formed back in June last year. The initial members of this foundation included Google, SUSE, Red Hat and the FSF. Although Canonical is missing from the advisory board, Intel will be a valuable addition to it.

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Almost all the major Linux distributions are using LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice. Today, it has been announced that Debian Squeeze too will get LibreOffice in the backports.

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The Document Foundation announced formation of the LibreOffice Advisory Board. Four big names -Google, FSF, Red Hat and SUSE – have already board set up to provide guidance to the LibreOffice project.

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According to the Free Software Foundation, freedom of the software cannot be guaranteed with OpenOffice.org which is under the Apache License now. Now, they are suggesting that users and developers look at LibreOffice instead.

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The Document Foundation has released a new version of LibreOffice. LibreOffice 3.4 has a number of improvements which gives it better performance and integrates better with the Gtk theme. Read on for the improvements and the download link.

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Oracle has announced that they are donating OpenOffice.org to the Apache Foundation.

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Four months after leaving OpenOffice.org, The Document Foundation has finally released the first stable version of LibreOffice. Although this is the first stable release, the release is given a version number 3.3 in continuation of the version number of OpenOffice.org.

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Today, Canonical has finally replaced OpenOffice with LibreOffice in the daily build of Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narhwal”

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to make installation in Ubuntu and its derivatives easier, the LibreOffice developers has made a PPA. In addition to making it easier to install, this will ensure that users get the updates properly.

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Oracle has asked the founders of The Documents Foundation to leave the OpenOffice.org Council due to “conflict of interest”.

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