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Are libre office and open office the same company? [closed]

asked 2013-05-18 03:22:30 +0200

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updated 2013-05-18 05:01:50 +0200

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libre office and open office?

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answered 2013-05-18 04:59:58 +0200

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updated 2014-08-18 17:46:19 +0200

No. Neither is even a company - they are open source projects governed by organisations.

LibreOffice is community-driven and developed software which is a project of the not-for-profit organization, The Document Foundation. (source)

Apache OpenOffice is both a product and an open-source project. Both have been in existence since October 13th, 2000. OpenOffice.org 1.0 (the original name, pre-Apache) was released on April 30th, 2002. ( source)

More details on the history of LO and how it relates to OOo/AOO on the Wikipedia page. The Wikimedia graphic illustrating the StarOffice timeline is also interesting.

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