Oracle gives up on OpenOffice after community forks the project

Disturbing news for open office users like myself:

In a statement issued on Friday, Oracle announced that it intends to discontinue commercial development of the OpenOffice.org (OOo) office suite. The move comes several months after key members of the OOo community and a number of major corporate contributors forked OOo to create a vendor-neutral alternative.

Guess this is just another reason why we should pay for the software that we use. Because the free alternative is often plagued with problems.

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