Apache OpenOffice

Thursday October 18, 2012

OpenOffice Graduates from the Apache Incubator

Columbia, 6/3/14 (LOC)

We're pleased to announce that the ASF Board, at their October monthly meeting, approved a resolution promoting the Apache OpenOffice Podling to an Apache Top Level Project.   The Board also appointed a Project Management Committee (PMC) to oversee the project, with Andrea Pescetti as Chairman.  

Further details on the graduation can be found in this ASF Press Release.  Also available are translations into Italian, German, French, Japanese, Spanish, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Danish, Slovak and Brazilian Portuguese.

The members of the Project Management Committee, along with the many Committers and Contributors now look forward to continued success in developing the award-winning Apache OpenOffice productivity applications. 

What does this mean for users of OpenOffice?  In the near future there will be some changes to the website and mailing lists, as we move out of the Incubator.  We're hoping to avoid any disruptive changes during this transition.  Details of changes will be posted on our wiki.  But aside from these small administrative and infrastructure changes, work on the next release of Apache OpenOffice continues.  And we all look forward to meeting in Sinsheim, Germany, in a few weeks for ApacheCon Europe!


Congratulations AOO!

Posted by Dotan Cohen on October 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM UTC #

Congratulations !

Posted by Mirek Drzazga on October 18, 2012 at 08:26 PM UTC #

Woo! Congratz! Keep up the great work.

Posted by win on October 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM UTC #

All the best!

Posted by JAMES THOMAS SWALLE on October 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM UTC #

Congratulations! You're Minds and Dedications are Awesome; Keep Applying Both, You Are Making A Huge Difference! Applause, Applause, Applause!!!

Posted by Colleen Cahoon on October 19, 2012 at 12:58 PM UTC #

very good thank you very much.

Posted by hiromi matsumoto on October 20, 2012 at 02:25 AM UTC #


Posted by hannah on October 20, 2012 at 07:11 PM UTC #

WOOO! HOO! Great news! and, of course, the blog picture is priceless! :)

Posted by MzK on October 20, 2012 at 09:34 PM UTC #

congrats apache/open office for excelling and a job well done. 7 stars :-)~

Posted by Josef Berger on October 21, 2012 at 08:54 PM UTC #

Nice girls and guys! Keep on going. Make us more proud of Open Office!

Posted by Hennie on October 22, 2012 at 02:16 PM UTC #

WOW! I have always used OpenOffice ( or "OxygenOffice", if you will ) and have enjoyed its ease of use. This is a very interesting development. I would never have known beforehand that the OpenOffice Project would become a project of the Apache Software Foundation. Here's to keeping OpenOffice alive and well, and hopefully some fantastic new ideas brought to the table! - Jim S. ( Diehard OpenOffice User )

Posted by Jim S. on October 22, 2012 at 09:09 PM UTC #

I hope that means your going to improve this software and put it full of tools. The experience will be good, i really like to have a lot of alternatives. I may ask when will you implement a project solution, like ms project or primavera....good luck

Posted by Efren S on October 23, 2012 at 01:00 AM UTC #

This a a very good system. It will help me to do my work Thank you

Posted by David Okeke on October 24, 2012 at 01:56 PM UTC #

I hope Openoffice can compete Libreoffice. I hope later openoffice can be same with Kingsoft Office in UI, capability to handle Microsoft formats, and lightweightness. I hope Openoffice next has theming system for UI :) Thank you, Apache!

Posted by Ade Malsasa Akbar on October 24, 2012 at 03:01 PM UTC #


Posted by IoannisK on October 24, 2012 at 03:10 PM UTC #

Good news! Will be sharing it with a class I'll be teaching (Intro to Open Office) tomorrow.

Posted by hkarl on October 24, 2012 at 07:37 PM UTC #

This OpenOffice is very important for every bude becouse gave oportunity for used any person who like enjoy. Congratulation for the equipe maked this excelent program.

Posted by LEONARDO DE SOUZA on October 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM UTC #

Good the hear. Will there be support for Solaris again?

Posted by GnaeX on October 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM UTC #

Would the Apace project management committee like to make a statement and in some way offer a 'peace process' to the document foundation? I would love to see both these development communities work together again. I know that many community members will still hold Oracle in a bad light - but surely Apache must have the enlightenment (and independence) to look towards the future. Having two products in Libre and OO is perhaps not a bad thing, and a re-alignment of the code base may be hard to achieve, but please can the aggressiveness and legal wrangling over licence wording be dropped? - This has to come from the very top of TDF and Apace. Okay, some people's feelings and pride got hurt, but we should be mature enough to make peace. The founding objective should be to produce excellent software.

Posted by David Clayton on October 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM UTC #

I'm new to Open Office but very impressed and I want to transiton completely away from Microsoft tools. I'd appreciate suggestions for a version of Linux that will work well with OOffice (probably most) and have the best chance of getting me going in this new environment without forcing me 'under the covers' of Linux. Also, I'm interested in voice-to-text and possibly working with Asterix for my phone. Probably the wrong place to start asking, but thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Posted by Herschel Mobley Jr on October 27, 2012 at 02:52 AM UTC #


Posted by Joseph Brugh on October 27, 2012 at 09:33 PM UTC #

Good soft

Posted by Masaaki Kanaji on October 28, 2012 at 10:05 AM UTC #


Posted by antonio on October 28, 2012 at 06:35 PM UTC #

I don't really know what this means. What I know is that I have been using Open Office for about 6 years now. I like it and I am still learning. There is so much to use and it is free. Thanks for all your dedication and effort. Keep it up God bless you.

Posted by Jessica Nakawombe on October 28, 2012 at 09:41 PM UTC #

Congratulations! Make greater progress!

Posted by Alan Cui Jin on November 07, 2012 at 12:34 PM UTC #

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