Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Dec 28 22:44:41 UTC 2010

On 28/12/2010 14:42, Chris Brennan wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 7:08 AM, ajtiM <lumiwa at> wrote:
>> On Monday December 27 2010 18:57:59 Jerry McAllister wrote:
>> I install OO from ports but my questions is if FreeBSD thinks to swith to
>> LibreOffice? Is the future of OO the same as Open Solaris?
>> Thanks.
>>> Hi,
>>> It has been a long time since I tried to install Openoffice from
>>> packages, but I would prefer not to have to build it.
> LibreOffice is designed to be OOo's replacement since the OOo devs don't
> feel all that secure with their new Task Masters.

I think the OP knows that already.  The question is: will LibreOffice be
available on FreeBSD?  The answer is "almost certainly, yes: just as
soon as the LibreOffice project releases anything worth porting."

This doesn't mean that will be dropped from ports. So
long as it continues to be available without restrictive licensing or
redistribution terms -- even if it does turn into pay-ware -- then it
should still be available.

Will LibreOffice become the official FreeBSD Office application?  No,
because FreeBSD doesn't have an *official* office application.  It may
well become the recommended or the most popular or the most fashionable
office application in the fullness of time, but that's entirely down to
the free choice of users.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                   7 Priory Courtyard
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