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On Tue, 17 May 2011 03:49:42 -0700 (PDT), plino <> wrote:
Since Oracle "discontinued commercial development of the OpenOffice
and is handling it back to the open-source community for future
and the open-source community moved to LibreOffice, what future is there

This was over a month ago. There hasn't been a new OOo build since
Dev300m106 back in April 4th and 3.4 Beta in April 11th...

Does this mean that no new code has been released either?
I am asking this question because I am still hoping that the IAccessible2
implementation that IBM donated to Oracle last year and that Oracle was
integrating and testing, will still get released somehow. IBM cannot say
yet whether they would do the same exercise again if the IAccessible2
implementation does not get released (maybe they are also waiting for more
announcements from Oracle at the end of this month). I have reasons to hope
(I am not sure if I can disclose why) that the IAccessible2 implementation
will be made available; LibreOffice could then access it too. The
IAccessible2 implementation is a considerable piece of work, without which (and LibreOffice) remains poorly accessible to screen reader
users on MS Windows.

What do they mean by "handing it back"? Are they giving up on the
OpenOffice brand?

My contacts at Oracle have not made any statements about that. I am
waiting for another press release.

Best regards,


Can someone from TDF shed some light?

Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Dept. of Electrical Engineering - SCD
Research Group on Document Architectures
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 bus 2442
B-3001 Leuven-Heverlee
tel: +32 16 32 85 51
Twitter: @RabelaisA11y

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