Review: LibreOffice beats OpenOffice.org
The LibreOffice story began in late September 2010, when a group of dissidents from the OpenOffice.org project established a group known as TDF (The Document Foundation). The new organization dedicated itself to continuing the legacy of the open source office suite based on the former StarOffice from Sun Microsystems. The systems maker had for many years sponsored, if not actually directed, OpenOffice.org.
The new LibreOffice open source office suite "proves that forking isn’t always the kiss of death," says this eWEEK review. New features in the Linux-ready release, including wider document format support, SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) imports, and enhanced presentation features, should give OpenOffice.org some robust competition.