LibreOffice reaches it first birthday

It is now one year since the Document Foundation was created and LibreOffice forked from OpenOffice. On 28 September 2010 much of the community of the OpenOffice project split away from the control of the main sponsor Oracle to develop a free open source suite under the auspices of the newly created Document Foundation. Support for the rebels came from companies such as Google, Novell/SUSE and Red Hat, promising their staff would spend time helping the development. Of the more than 270 developers working with the Document Foundation, a quarter of the code changes in LibreOffice have come from volunteer project members. In this first year, the Document Foundation has attracted more developers with commits than the OpenOffice project did in its first decade.

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