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20 Jun 2014
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LibreOffice 4.2.5 [36979]
fifth minor release

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.2.5 'Fresh', the fifth minor release of the most feature rich version of the software, ready for enterprise deployments. For more conservative users, The Document Foundation suggests LibreOffice 4.1.6 'Stable'.

LibreOffice 4.2.5, as well as LibreOffice 4.1.6, have been developed by over 800 contributors, who have joined the project since the launch in late September 2010 '

"This is a wonderful achievement", said Thorsten Behrens, Chairman of The Document Foundation. "We have managed to attract at least three new contributors per month, for 46 months in a row, with an average of more than 200 new contributors per year".
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01 May 2014
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Oracle Simplifies Migration to Cloud Applications [36153]
New 'Customer 2 Cloud' Program Helps Organizations Quickly and Easily Convert On-Premise Applications to Oracle Cloud

"Over 29 million people around the world already use Oracle Cloud applications for access to the latest innovations with increased flexibility and lower costs. To help even more customers adopt its cloud applications, Oracle today is announcing the Oracle Customer 2 Cloud program.

The program addresses common financial and technical challenges organizations face in transitioning from on-premise software environments to the newer software-as-a-service model. Oracle Customer 2 Cloud offers flexible financial models, rapid startup services and packaged cloud integrations to help remove barriers to taking advantage of modern innovations with Oracle HCM Cloud and Oracle CX Cloud. The Customer 2 Cloud program allows Oracle HCM and CRM customers to convert existing on-premise support spend to Oracle Cloud Applications..."
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29 Apr 2014
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LibreOffice 4.1.6 [36151]
From The Document Foundation

"LibreOffice 4.1.6 is the last release of the LibreOffice 4.1 family, targeted to large deployments in enterprises and public administrations, which should always be supported by TDF certified developers", says Florian Effenberger, TDF Executive Director. "Today, we users can choose between LibreOffice 4.2.3 Fresh, targeted to early adopters and technology enthusiasts, and LibreOffice 4.1.6 Stable targeted to enterprise deployments and conservative users."
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29 Apr 2014
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Apache OpenOffice 4.1 [36152]
Improvements to graphics, charts, forms, text annotations and accessibility features

The Apache OpenOffice project, a Top Level Project (TLP) of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), announced today the release of Apache OpenOffice 4.1, now available for free download from http://www.openoffice.org. A highlight of this release is support for the IAccessible2 interface, an open standard for communicating with assistive technologies, enabling more effective use of OpenOffice by persons with visual impairments. Other additions to OpenOffice 4.1 include in-place editing of text fields, interactive crop on transformed graphics, text selection annotations, support for 64-bit Mac and translations for six new languages.
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17 Apr 2014
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The Apache Software Foundation Announces 100 Million Downloads of Apache OpenOffice [35834]
OpenOffice moved to apache in 2011

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 170 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache OpenOffice™ has been downloaded 100 million times.

Apache OpenOffice is the leading Open Source office document productivity suite, available in 32 languages on Windows, OS X, and Linux. OpenOffice includes a word processor ("Writer"), a spreadsheet ("Calc"), a presentation editor ("Impress"), a vector graphics editor ("Draw"), a mathematical formula editor ("Math"), and a database management program ("Base"). As Open Source software, Apache OpenOffice is available to all users free of charge; the C++ source code is readily available for anyone who wishes to enhance the applications.

Originally created as "StarOffice" by StarDivision and after further development as an Open Source product under the name "OpenOffice.org", OpenOffice entered the Apache Incubator in 2011 and graduated as an Apache Top-level Project in October 2012.
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10 Apr 2014
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LibreOffice 4.2.3 [35719]
Now Available For Download

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.2.3, the third minor release of the LibreOffice 4.2 family. LibreOffice 4.2.3 'Fresh' is the most feature rich version of the software, and is suited for early adopters willing to leverage a larger number of innovations. For enterprise deployments and for more conservative users, The Document Foundation suggests the more mature LibreOffice 4.1.5 'Stable'.

In addition, the released version of LibreOffice 4.2.3 adds a security fix for the Heartbleed Bug (CVE-2014-0160).

LibreOffice 4.2.3 and LibreOffice 4.1.5 are both available for download.

Extensions and templates to complement the installation of the software and add specific features are available.
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