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<b>Wakefield, DE</b> - <strong>22</strong><strong> December 2023 </strong>- Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.15, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.
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<p><p><strong></strong><strong></strong><b>Wakefield, DE</b> - <strong>27</strong><strong> February 2023 </strong>- Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity
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<p>Posted on: 2022-08-30 22:32:53+00:00</p>
<p><p>A few days ago we have seen with great pleasure that the bar of more than 333 million <a href="https://www.openoffice.org/download/" target="_blank">downloads of Apache OpenOffice&reg;</a> was exceeded. The count is from 2011 until today and it includes all 4.1.x releases.<br/><br/>Please note that there are much more ways to get OpenOffice …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2022-07-22 17:57:02+00:00</p>
<p><p><strong></strong><strong></strong><b>Wakefield, DE</b> - <strong>22</strong><strong> July 2022 </strong>- Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity
suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.13, as usual available in
41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.</p><p><a class="external-link" href="https://www.openoffice.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apache OpenOffice</a>
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<p>Posted on: 2022-05-04 21:27:43+00:00</p>
<p><p><strong></strong><strong></strong><b>Wakefield, DE</b> - <strong>04</strong><strong> May 2022 </strong>- Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity
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<p>Posted on: 2021-10-06 18:04:34+00:00</p>
<p><p><b>Wakefield, DE</b> - <strong>06</strong><strong> October 2021</strong>
- Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity
suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11, as usual available in
41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.</p><p><a class="external-link" href="https://www.openoffice.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apache OpenOffice</a>
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<p>Posted on: 2021-05-04 12:28:17+00:00</p>
<p><p><b>Wakefield, DE</b> - <strong>04</strong><strong> May 2021</strong>
- Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity
suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.10, as usual available in
41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.</p><p><a class="external-link" href="https://www.openoffice.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apache OpenOffice</a>
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<p>Posted on: 2021-02-08 17:13:07+00:00</p>
<p><p><strong><span style="color: rgb(49,55,57);">Forest Hill, MD</span></strong> - <strong>07</strong><strong> February 2021</strong>
- Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity
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41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.</p><p><a class="external-link" href="https://www.openoffice.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apache OpenOffice</a>
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<p>Posted on: 2021-01-06 23:22:39+00:00</p>
<p><p>Dear Apache OpenOffice&reg; Users,</p><p>Thank you for your interest in Apache OpenOffice and your on-going support over the years. You may have heard (e.g., through our <a class="external-link" href="https://forum.openoffice.org/" rel="nofollow">support forums</a>) that OpenOffice has problems with Apple's new macOS 11 (Big Sur).</p><p>When opening modern Microsoft Office Documents (files that end with …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2020-11-10 22:30:28+00:00</p>
<p><p><strong><span style="color: rgb(49,55,57);">Forest Hill, MD</span></strong> -&nbsp;<strong>10</strong><strong> November 2020</strong>
- Apache OpenOffice, a leading Open Source office document productivity
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41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.</p><p><a class="external-link" href="https://www.openoffice.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apache OpenOffice</a>
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<h2><a href="/blog/300-million-downloads-of-apache.html">300 Million Downloads of Apache OpenOffice</a></h2>
<p>Posted on: 2020-10-29 23:43:11+00:00</p>
<p><p>With great pleasure we have seen that <a href="https://www.openoffice.org/download/" target="_blank">Apache OpenOffice&reg; was downloaded</a> more than 300 million times from 2011 until now, October 24th. Here included are more than 200 million downloads of all releases in the 4.1.x branch. This was reached with our partner <a href="https://sourceforge.net/" target="_blank">SourceForge.net</a>.<br/><br/>Of course there …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2020-10-15 22:15:59+00:00</p>
<p><p><b><i>Leading Open Source office
application and personal productivity suite under development as a
community-led Apache&reg; Project for the past 8 years</i></b></p>
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<b>Wakefield,</b>
<b>&nbsp;MA &mdash;14 October 2020&mdash;</b>
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<p>Posted on: 2020-05-17 22:34:44+00:00</p>
<p><p>The Apache&reg; OpenOffice&reg; Project is on the road to a bigger update for
the leading open source office suite.
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<br/>This is your chance. OpenOffice needs people to help in the development
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<p>Posted on: 2019-10-22 18:44:44+00:00</p>
<p><p>On Sep, 21st we have released Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7. Since then we had <a href="https://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.7/stats/timeline?dates=2019-09-21+to+2019-10-21" target="_blank" title="Apache OpenOffice download statistics">1.6 million</a>
download requests. And this is only for the newest release. There are
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<p>Posted on: 2019-09-21 19:40:11+00:00</p>
<p><p>21 September 2019 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office
document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7, as
usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.<br/><br/>Apache
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<p>Posted on: 2018-11-18 20:29:04+00:00</p>
<p><p>18 November 2018 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office
document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.6, as
usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.<br/><br/>Apache
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<p>Posted on: 2017-12-30 16:16:10+00:00</p>
<p><p>30 December 2017 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office
document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5, as
usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.<br/><br/>Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 is a maintenance release aimed at correcting some regressions and delivering the latest English …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2017-11-27 07:38:46+00:00</p>
<p><p>FOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in the world and happens each year in Brussels (Belgium) at the ULB Campus Solbosch. In 2018, it will be held on Saturday, February 3, and Sunday, February 4.<br/><br/>As usual, the Open Document Editors DevRoom will be jointly …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2017-10-19 19:44:55+00:00</p>
<p><p>19 October 2017 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, announced today Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4, as usual available in 41 languages for Windows, macOS and Linux.<br/><br/>Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 is a maintenance release incorporating important bug fixes, security fixes, updated dictionaries, and build …</p></p>
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<h2><a href="/blog/over_200_million_downloads_of.html">Over 200 million downloads of Apache OpenOffice</a></h2>
<p>Posted on: 2016-11-28 20:04:19+00:00</p>
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<p lang="en-US" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">Recently the new record
mark of <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/stats/downloads.html" target="_blank" title="More than 200 million downloads of Apache OpenOffice">200 million downloads</a> was reached. The
downloads are managed by our partner <a href="https://www.sourceforge.net/" target="_blank" title="SourceForge">SourceForge</a> .</p>
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<p>Posted on: 2016-11-08 21:11:52+00:00</p>
<p><p>FOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in the world and happens each year in Brussels (Belgium) at the ULB Campus Solbosch. In 2017, it will be held on Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5.<br/><br/>As usual, the Open Document Editors DevRoom will be jointly …</p></p>
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<p><p>We received the following mail from Mr. Ziegler on the developer mailing list [1] and we want to share it with all of you:<br/></p>
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<p><p>12 October 2016 - Apache OpenOffice, the leading Open Source office
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<p><div style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Since 2012 SourceForge has been distributing Apache&nbsp;<span class="il">OpenOffice</span> downloads and actively maintaining both Apache <span class="il">OpenOffice</span> <a href="https://extensions.openoffice.org/" style="color: #1155cc;" target="_blank">Extensions</a> and <a href="https://templates.openoffice.org/" style="color: #1155cc;" target="_blank">Templates</a> sites. I wrote a couple of short <a href="https://sourceforge.net/blog/new-apache-openoffice-sites/" style="color: #1155cc;" target="_blank">blog </a><a href="http://robertogaloppini.net/2016/01/12/about-contributing-to-apache-openoffice/" style="color: #1155cc;" target="_blank">posts</a> about the changes that affect end- users. <br/><br/>Extensions that have not been updated in a while report the following message: "Warning message This …</div></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2015-12-06 00:05:38+00:00</p>
<p><p>FOSDEM 16 will be held at the ULB Campus Solbosch, Brussels (Belgium) on Saturday, January 30, and Sunday, January 31, 2016.<br/><br/>Open document editors are coming again to FOSDEM with a shared devroom which gives every project in this area a chance to present ODF related developments and innovations. The …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2015-09-27 14:17:07+00:00</p>
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<p><p>Apache OpenOffice is living in interesting times, and this is a good moment to reflect on future scenarios.<br/><br/>The old OpenOffice.org project spawned numerous derivative products and we are proud to see how the OpenOffice ecosystem, taken as a whole, has grown so far.<br/><br/>Apache OpenOffice is distributed under …</p></p>
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<p><p>2014 has been an exciting year for the OpenOffice project and community.<br/><br/>Click on the picture below to start a slideshow with highlights from 2014. A text-only version is under the picture.<br/><br/> <a href="http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0ApXDQB3bRocRdHd6OEVOeHVRTHBFQlc4RkJTSG1XSkE&amp;font=Bevan-PotanoSans&amp;maptype=toner&amp;lang=en&amp;height=650"><img src="https://people.apache.org/~pescetti/blog/2014-12-review/timeline.png"/></a><br/></p>
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<p><p>21 August 2014 - The Apache OpenOffice project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of OpenOffice 4.1.1. You can download it from <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/download/">our website</a>.</p>
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<p>Posted on: 2014-05-05 12:24:54+00:00</p>
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<p>Juergen, our Release Manager, <a href="http://markmail.org/message/gnxjqtqyxxlzo3he">announced the release of Apache OpenOffice 4.1</a>.</p>
<p>The winPenPack team updated their <a href="http://markmail.org/message/oikdeetzc4ntlcgx">portable version, x-ApacheOpenOffice 4.1</a>.</p>
<p>Marcello has updated the unofficial Debian repository for Apache OpenOffice. It now "<a href="http://markmail.org/message/l6qn4gcakcfrr7qf">provides the version 4.1 of Apache OpenOffice with all available languages …</a></p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2014-04-29 11:23:18+00:00</p>
<p><div><b><i>Improvements to graphics, charts, forms, text annotations and
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<p>Posted on: 2014-04-28 12:22:21+00:00</p>
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<h2 id="welcome">Welcome <br/><a class="headerlink" href="#welcome" title="Permalink">&para;</a></h2>
<p>Welcome to the second edition of Apache OpenOffice Weekly News.&nbsp; We welcome your feedback and contributions.&nbsp; You can respond with a
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<p>Welcome to the first edition of Apache OpenOffice Weekly News.&nbsp; We're experimenting with a new way to give the OpenOffice community a look into the project and what we're doing week-to-week.&nbsp; We saw another Apache project,&nbsp; CouchDB, do <a href="https://blogs.apache.org/couchdb/entry/couchdb_weekly_news_april_3%20From%20ApacheCon">something similar</a>,&nbsp; and liked their approach.&nbsp; So in the …</p></p>
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<p><p>This is an April Fool's post: it is a humorous work and it does not describe actual developments.<br/></p>
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<p><p>On International Mother Language Day the UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN agencies participate in events that promote linguistic and cultural diversity. They also encourage people to maintain their knowledge of their mother language while learning and using more than one language. Governments and non-governmental organizations may …</p></p>
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<p><p>Apache OpenOffice and the other Open Document Editors will have a dedicated track at <a href="https://fosdem.org/2014/">FOSDEM 2014</a>, 1 February 2014, Brussels. The devroom is organized by Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice and will give every project in this area a chance to present ODF related developments and innovations.<br/><br/>We invite submission of …</p></p>
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<p><p>Apache OpenOffice (formerly OpenOffice.org) is the leading free and open office productivity suite.&nbsp; We have many millions of users.&nbsp; In the past two years we've seen over 80 million downloads from our website, and millions more from 3rd party websites.&nbsp; </p>
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<p><p>We are pleased to report that yesterday, October 29th, someone downloaded the <b>75,000,000th </b>copy of&nbsp; Apache OpenOffice&trade;. &nbsp; The 75 million downloads have occurred in the less than 18th months since the first release of Apache OpenOffice on May 8th, 2012.&nbsp;</p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-10-01 13:19:11+00:00</p>
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<p>The Apache OpenOffice project (formerly OpenOffice.org) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Apache 4.0.1.&nbsp; Building upon the success of our <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/119867/bossie-awards-2013-the-best-open-source-desktop-and-mobile-software-226979#slide8">award-winning</a> Apache OpenOffice 4.0 release, which was well-received by both users and reviewers, the 4.0.1 maintenance update brings new translations, performance enhancements …</p></p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-08-26 12:09:16+00:00</p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-07-29 13:31:42+00:00</p>
<p><p>Most of the posts on this blog are about the Apache OpenOffice product and the community of volunteers that develops it.&nbsp; But occasionally we write about interesting things in the broader Apache OpenOffice project, the ecosystem of extension developers, consultants, trainers, etc., that help users get value from OpenOffice.&nbsp; Today …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-07-23 09:23:23+00:00</p>
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<p>Cheers to the community on the successful release of Apache OpenOffice 4.0.&nbsp; Full details of release can be found in our <a href="https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.0+Release+Notes">Release Notes</a>.&nbsp; You can download Apache OpenOffice 4.0 <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/download/">here</a>.<br/></p></p>
<p>This was a major release and a major effort for the <a href="https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Directory+of+Volunteers">many volunteers</a> who worked on coding, testing …</p></p>
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<p>Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Release Candidate 1 (Build 9702) has been rejected.&nbsp; It was not good enough. Detlef, in our German-language community, first noted the crash two days ago, which was passed on to the developers by Regina.&nbsp; We immediately started further testing to narrow down the problem.</p>
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<p><p>A bit more then a year ago, we discussed the topic social media on our list. We decided to create official channels on different social media. I jumped in to join the administrator team of the official Apache OpenOffice Fan page. Since then, the number of fans has increased a …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-06-17 18:06:36+00:00</p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-06-10 15:59:11+00:00</p>
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<p>I'm always impressed by the enthusiasm of OpenOffice users to try out the next great release.&nbsp; A frequent question is, "When will it be released?"&nbsp; I see this question on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ApacheOO">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/apacheoo">Twitter</a>, the <a href="http://forum.openoffice.org/">Forums</a> and <a href="http://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#using-mailing-lists">mailing lists</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp; "When will version &lt;insert next version&gt; of OpenOffice be ready?"&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I'd like …</p></p>
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<p><p> Usually the phrase "new <i>and</i> improved" does not make much sense because something either is new <i>or</i> did already exist and was improved upon.&nbsp; For the sidebar the situation is a little different.&nbsp; The core implementation is new but the content, the panels, did already exist.&nbsp; The concept, but not …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-05-15 17:19:19+00:00</p>
<p><p>We are pleased to note that yesterday we reached the <b>50 million download mark</b> for Apache OpenOffice 3.4. &nbsp; This milestone occurred within a few days of the first anniversary of the release of Apache OpenOffice 3.4., on May 8th, 2012.&nbsp; <br/></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-05-10 12:57:17+00:00</p>
<p><p>A quick update on our recent logo survey for Apache OpenOffice 4.0. &nbsp; We called on community members to submit proposals for a new project logo.&nbsp; The response was huge.&nbsp; We received over 40 logo proposals.&nbsp; To narrow down the choices we sought out feedback from users.&nbsp;&nbsp; We created a …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-04-18 16:13:26+00:00</p>
<p><p align="left">Viewers of the hit ABC sitcom <i>Suburgatory </i>may have noticed something special in the season 2 finale last night, in an episode called "Apocalypse Meow".&nbsp; Lead character Tessa (played by Jane Levy) used the free, open source office productivity software <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/">Apache OpenOffice</a> on her Mac, to outline the pros and …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-04-10 12:19:55+00:00</p>
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<p align="left">Once again the Apache Software Foundation is a "<a href="http://community.apache.org/gsoc.html">mentoring organization</a>" in Google Summer of Code, and the Apache OpenOffice project looks forward to this year's program.&nbsp; </p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-04-08 15:36:49+00:00</p>
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<p><p>We receive many questions from users looking for a portable version of Apache OpenOffice.&nbsp; "Portable Applications"<span lang="en"><span></span></span> are software applications designed or adapted to run from portable storage, like a USB memory stick, without requiring an installation.&nbsp; Such applications allow you to bring your applications, settings and documents with you.&nbsp; One …</p></p>
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<p>Document Freedom Day, the last Wednesday in March, is a global celebration of open standards, especially ones that are used in your documents.&nbsp; At Apache OpenOffice, we're strong supporters of open standards and we're pleased to join in this year's celebration.&nbsp; But we're much more …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-03-06 17:12:31+00:00</p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-03-04 14:08:13+00:00</p>
<p><p>We've reached another big milestone <span class="st">&mdash; 40 million downloads of <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/">Apache OpenOffice</a> 3.4.x since the release of 3.4.0 in May 2012.&nbsp; You can view a <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/stats/downloads.html">detailed chart </a>on our Stats page. </span></p><span class="st">
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<p>Posted on: 2013-02-20 16:31:34+00:00</p>
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<p>(This post is also translated into the mother languages of some of our volunteers, including <a href="http://thewink.in/AOO-IMLD/IMLD-2013.html">Tamil</a> by V.Kadal Amutham, Korean by Jeongkyu Kim, Italian by Fabrizio Marchesano, Asturian by Xuacu Saturio, French by Cyril Beaussier, Spanish by Ricardo Gabriel Berlasso and German by <span class="gD" name="Guenter Marxen">Guenter Marxen.</span></p>
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<p><p> One major advantage of OpenOffice is that it is open source and that the license allows you to use and install it as often you want. Once you have downloaded OpenOffice you can share it with as many other people as you like or install it on as many computers …</p></p>
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<p><p>Many OpenOffice community members will be attending <a href="https://fosdem.org/2013/">FOSDEM</a>, one of the most important Free Software and Open Source events in Europe, in Brussels next weekend.</p>
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<p>Posted on: 2013-01-30 05:05:42+00:00</p>
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<p>The Apache OpenOffice project issues a Call for Translation Volunteers, to help us complete several translations that are nearly done, but need an extra push before we can release them.&nbsp; Languages that are almost done include: Danish, Korean, Polish, Asturian, Uighur, Icelandic, Indonesian, Welsh, Catalan, Bulgarian …</p></p>
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<p>This is a call for volunteers for the Apache OpenOffice (formerly OpenOffice.org) Marketing team.&nbsp; We have big plans for our next major release, Apache OpenOffice 4.0.&nbsp; As our development and QA volunteers work on the engineering side of this release, we're also building …</p></p>
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<p><p>A nice feature I have implemented for Apache OpenOffice 3.4 released in May 2012, the new native SVG Import (see <a href="https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/native_svg_support_for_apache" title="here">here</a>), will make an appearance to the next LibreOffice version. It replaces the former SVG import greatly improving user experience and
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<p><p>To complete our coverage of <a href="http://www.apachecon.eu/">ApacheCon Europe 2012</a>, here's a brief overview of some sessions and activities from Day 3. Slides, audio and/or video of all sessions will soon be posted on the <a href="http://www.apachecon.eu/">ApacheCon Europe site</a>.</p>
<p><em>See the reports of <a href="http://s.apache.org/openoffice-aceu2012-day-1">Day 1</a> and <a href="http://s.apache.org/openoffice-aceu2012-day-2">Day 2</a> for further information.</em></p>
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<p>This is a call for volunteers for our QA team.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Apache OpenOffice (formerly OpenOffice.org) project has an ambitious plan for our next major release.&nbsp; But for this plan to be successful we need to grow our Quality Assurance (QA) team to keep up …</p></p>
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<p><p>Here are a few selected topics from Day 2 of the Apache OpenOffice track at <a href="http://www.apachecon.eu/">ApacheCon Europe</a>.</p>
<p><em>For full coverage, see the reports from <a href="http://s.apache.org/openoffice-aceu2012-day-1">Day 1</a> and <a href="http://s.apache.org/openoffice-aceu2012-day-3">Day 3</a>.</em></p>
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<p><p>The OpenOffice official debut at <a href="http://www.apachecon.eu">ApacheCon</a> was definitely successful, with the big Apache community providing a warm welcome to the Apache OpenOffice folks. All presentations are being recorded (audio and slides) and they will gradually be made available on the <a href="http://www.apachecon.eu">ApacheCon site</a>, but we are picking a few topics from …</p></p>
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<p>We're pleased to announce that the ASF Board, at their October monthly meeting, approved a resolution promoting the <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/">Apache OpenOffice</a> Podling to an Apache Top Level Project.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Board also appointed a Project Management Committee (PMC) to oversee the project, with Andrea Pescetti as Chairman.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/> </p>
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<p>(This announcement is also available in <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/it/stampa/comunicati/aoo341.html">Italian</a>, <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/fr/AOO_annonce_3_4_1.html">French</a>, <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/zh-cn/news/aoo341.html">Simplified</a> and <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/zh-tw/news/aoo341.html">Traditional Chinese</a>.)<br/></p>
<p>The <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/">Apache OpenOffice</a> project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1, the latest release of the free and open …</p></p>
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<p>The ApacheCon Europe 2012 team has opened the <a href="http://s.apache.org/mx">Call for Papers</a>. Deadline for submission is August 13th. This year the conference will be held in Sinsheim, Germany from November 5 - 9. Check out the conference site here: http://www.apachecon.eu/<br/></p>The Apache OpenOffice project team is planning to build …</p>
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<p>It happened again today.&nbsp; We received an email from a very frustrated user, complaining that OpenOffice had taken over his browser, installed new toolbars, replaced the browser's home page, was causing pop-ups to surface on every page, etc.&nbsp; To make things worse, none of these programs could be uninstalled via …</p></div></div></p>
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<h2><a href="/blog/5_million_downloads_of_apache.html">5 Million Downloads of Apache OpenOffice (incubating)</a></h2>
<p>Posted on: 2012-06-20 14:18:37+00:00</p>
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<p>Sometime last night the 5 millionth copy of <a href="http://download.openoffice.org">Apache OpenOffice 3.4</a> was downloaded.&nbsp;&nbsp; Over 5 million downloads in 6 weeks.&nbsp;&nbsp; To put this in perspective, <a href="http://www.ssb.no/folkendrkv_en/">the population of Norway</a> just hit 5 million earlier this year.&nbsp; That's a lot of OpenOffice!</p>
<p>(Apache OpenOffice is currently undergoing Incubation at the …</p></p>
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<h2><a href="/blog/porting_apache_openoffice_to_solaris.html">Porting Apache OpenOffice (incubating) to Solaris, an interview with Nicolas Christener of Adfinis SyGroup</a></h2>
<p>Posted on: 2012-06-18 01:24:10+00:00</p>
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<p>The Swiss company Adfinis SyGroup is active in the <a href="http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/">Apache OpenOffice project</a>, contributing the Solaris build, as well hosting an <a href="http://opengrok.adfinis-sygroup.org/source/">OpenGrok index</a> of the OpenOffice source code.&nbsp;&nbsp; The following interview was conducted via email between PMC member Rob Weir (R) and Nicolas Christener of Adfinis SyGroup (N).</p>
<p>(Apache OpenOffice is …</p></p>
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<h2><a href="/blog/openoffice_org_is_now_apache.html">OpenOffice.org is now Apache OpenOffice</a></h2>
<p>Posted on: 2012-06-04 08:36:02+00:00</p>
<p><p>If you <a href="http://download.openoffice.org">download Apache OpenOffice 3.4</a>, or <a href="http://www.openoffice.org">browse our website</a>, you will notice that we have a rebranding effort underway. &nbsp;&nbsp; I'd like to offer a few thoughts on what happened, why and what will be coming next.</p>
<p>When the OpenOffice.org project came to Apache, it started in the …</p></p>
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<h2><a href="/blog/an_apache_openoffice_timeline.html">Where did the time go? (A look at the Apache OpenOffice (incubating) timeline)</a></h2>
<p>Posted on: 2012-03-13 16:20:56+00:00</p>
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<p>The above timeline shows just some of the accomplishments of the Apache OpenOffice project since we first started <a href="http://incubator.apache.org/">incubation</a> at Apache<a href="http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/OpenOfficeProposal"> last June</a>.&nbsp; I've arbitrarily categorized the items as Infrastructure, Community or Development, knowing full well that any such act of categorization is dubious at best.&nbsp; There is a lot …</p></div></div></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2012-03-02 19:28:22+00:00</p>
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<p>As you may have heard, Oracle contributed the OpenOffice.org (OOo)&nbsp;
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<h2><a href="/blog/apache_openoffice_has_been_ported.html">Porting Apache OpenOffice (incubating) to FreeBSD -- Ready to test!</a></h2>
<p>Posted on: 2012-02-29 14:52:05+00:00</p>
<p><p>We are pleased to note that NAKATA, Maho and Pedro Giffuni have ported <a href="http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/">Apache OpenOffice</a> to <a href="http://www.freebsd.org/">FreeBSD</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; The results of their porting effort are now in the FreeBSD <a href="http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/ports/editors/openoffice-3-devel/">ports tree</a>, so everyone can easily build and use it.&nbsp;&nbsp; FreeBSD users are invited to help test this port and report bugs …</p></p>
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<h2><a href="/blog/native_svg_support_for_apache.html">Native SVG support for Apache OpenOffice 3.4 (Incubating)</a></h2>
<p>Posted on: 2012-01-19 11:02:42+00:00</p>
<p><p>Apache OpenOffice 3.4 supports embedding SVG graphics using a newly created native SVG interpreter implementation. I want to talk about the advantages and some internals of this solution and the necessary changes done.<br/></p>
<p>One reason to do this was IP clearance. It allowed removal of six GPL/LGPL libraries …</p></p>
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<h2><a href="/blog/the_community_forum_new_year.html">'The Community Forum: New Year Status'</a></h2>
<p>Posted on: 2012-01-12 00:00:00+00:00</p>
<p><p>After 4 years of existence, the <a href="http://user.services.openoffice.org/">Community Forum</a> has moved on the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) servers at the end of October 2011 (see <a href="https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Changes+integrate+the+forums+into+the+AOOo+project">details</a>).
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<p>Posted on: 2012-01-11 15:42:20+00:00</p>
<p><p>I just wanted to send some notes about added features which are part of AOO3.4 version. This one is actually the result of fixing tasks <a href="https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=118558" title="#118558#">#118558#</a>, <a href="https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=118485" title="#118485#">#118485#</a>, <a href="https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=108221" title="#108221#">#108221#</a> and <a href="https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=67705" title="#67705#">#67705#</a> which are all about GraphicObjects, OLEObjects (OLE means Object Linking and Embedding) and their geometrical attributes and properties. You …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2011-12-27 17:55:52+00:00</p>
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<p>Posted on: 2011-11-18 01:05:00+00:00</p>
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<p align="left"><em>The <a href="http://user.services.openoffice.org/" title="Link to the 10-language OpenOffice.org Community Forums">OpenOffice.org Community Forums</a> have been successfully migrated to operation under the Apache OpenOffice.org podling.&nbsp; Forum operation, location, and resources are intact.&nbsp; For users and the community that has grown the Forums into a valuable resource, it seems nothing changed.&nbsp; It wasn&rsquo;t so simple.&nbsp; Here&rsquo;s what …</em></p></blockquote></p>
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<h2><a href="/blog/what_is_a_podling.html">Incubation, podling, IP Clearance, oh my!</a></h2>
<p>Posted on: 2011-10-18 20:10:51+00:00</p>
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<p>The Apache OpenOffice.org project is currently in the incubation phase. We're a 'podling'. It's where all new Apache projects begin, regardless of
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<p>Posted on: 2011-10-14 00:07:53+00:00</p>
<p><p>I am testing if Japanese language can be shown up beautifully on Title and Content of this Apache Weblog.<br/><br/>I am a moderator for the ooo-general-ja mailing list.&nbsp; The day before yesterday I found that a moderator can remotely edit the text files that make up the responses the list …</p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2011-10-05 14:30:56+00:00</p>
<p><p>I am a moderator for ooo-general-ja/AT/incubator.apache.org.</p>
<p>I have checked the mail archives on <a href="http://mail-archives.apache.org">mail-archives.apache.org</a> and found that there are 3 non-English language mailing list on <a href="http://mail-archives.apache.org">mail-archives.apache.org</a> such as <a href="http://spamassassin.apache.org">dev-br/AT/spamassassin.apache.org,</a> <a href="http://spamassassin.apache.org">dev-de/AT/spamassassin.apache.org and axis-user-ja/AT/ws …</a></p></p>
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<p>Posted on: 2011-09-01 22:41:22+00:00</p>
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<p>It is September.&nbsp; In the northern hemisphere it is time for cooler weather and time to go back to school.&nbsp; The Apache OpenOffice.org podling is ready for the season with events to help developers learn more about OpenOffice.org.&nbsp; </p>
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<p><p>The <a href="http://incubator.apache.org/projects/openofficeorg.html">Apache OpenOffice.org (incubator)</a> project was born on Monday, June 13, 2011.&nbsp; Delivery was complicated.&nbsp; The baby&rsquo;s doing fine.</p>
<p>Following the <a href="http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/statements-on-openofficeorg-contribution-to-apache-nasdaq-orcl-1521400.htm">June 1, 2011 announcement</a> of the license grant from Oracle to the Apache Software foundation, there was extensive discussion over the proposal for acceptance of OpenOffice.org …</p></p>
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