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| genre = Office suite| latest preview version = | latest preview date = Apache License 2.0HTTP://WWW.OPENOFFICE.ORG/LICENSE.HTML PUBLISHER=APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION, 21 January 2012, Megabyte>MB (4.1.4 US English Windows .exe)HTTPS://SOURCEFORGE.NET/PROJECTS/OPENOFFICEORG.MIRROR/FILES/4.1.4/BINARIES/EN-US/ PUBLISHER=SOURCEFORGE.NET ACCESSDATE=19 OCTOBER 2017, | standard = OpenDocument (ISO/IEC 26300)weblink}}}}Apache OpenOffice (AOO) is an open-source office productivity software suite. It is one of the successor projects of and the designated successor of IBM Lotus Symphony. It is a close cousin of LibreOffice and NeoOffice. It contains a word processor (Writer), a spreadsheet (Calc), a presentation application (Impress), a drawing application (Draw), a formula editor (Math), and a database management application (Base).WEB, Why,weblink Apache Software Foundation, Apache OpenOffice's default file format is the OpenDocument Format (ODF), an ISO/IEC standard. It can also read and write a wide variety of other file formats, with particular attention to those from Microsoft Office{{snd}} although unlike LibreOffice, it cannot save Microsoft's post-2007 Office Open XML formats, only import them.NEWS, Branscombe, Mary, Apache OpenOffice 4.0 review,weblink 26 March 2015, TechRadar, 6 August 2013, Apache OpenOffice is developed for Linux, macOS and Windows, with ports to other operating systems. It is distributed under the Apache License. The first release was version 3.4.0, on 8 May 2012. The most recent significant feature release was version 4.1, which was made available in 2014. The project has continued to release minor updates that fix bugs, update dictionaries and sometimes include feature enhancements.Difficulties maintaining a sufficient number of contributors to keep the project viable have persisted for several years. In January 2015 the project reported a lack of active developers and code contributions. There have been continual problems providing timely fixes to security vulnerabilities since 2015.WEB,weblink Apache OpenOffice and CVE-2016-1513, 27 July 2016, Jake, Edge,, 4 August 2016, WEB,weblink LibreOffice patches malicious code-execution bug, Apache OpenOffice – wait for it, wait for it – doesn't, Thomas, Claburn, The Register, 4 February 2019, 28 February 2019, Downloads of the software peaked in 2013 with an average of just under 148,000 per day compared to less than 50,000 in Q2 2019.WEB,weblink Apache OpenOffice Download Statistics, 3 January 2018, 29 July 2019,


{{See also|}}After acquiring Sun Microsystems in January 2010, Oracle Corporation continued developing and StarOffice, which it renamed Oracle Open Office. In September 2010, the majorityNEWS,weblink openSUSE 11.4 rocks despite missing GNOME: Fork, yeah: LibreOffice replaces OpenOffice, LibreOffice came about last year when the majority of OpenOffice developers, concerned about the future of the project under new owner Oracle, broke away., Gilbertson, Scott, 14 March 2011, 30 December 2012, The Register, NEWS,weblink Fork off: mass exodus from OOo as contributors join LibreOffice, 26 December 2012, Paul, Ryan, 2 November 2010, Ars Technica, of outside developers left the projectWEB,weblink [native-lang] Every end is a new beginning,, 31 October 2010, 5 January 2013, WEB,weblink OpenOffice wird zu LibreOffice: Die OpenOffice-Community löst sich von Oracle, German, OpenOffice to LibreOffice: The OpenOffice community dissolves Oracle, Heise Online, 28 September 2010, 21 June 2013, due to concerns over Sun's, and then Oracle's, management of the project,NEWS,weblink Document Foundation forks, liberates it from Oracle, 26 December 2012, Paul, Ryan, 28 September 2010, Ars Technica, WEB, LibreOffice und The Document Foundation: Die Freiheit, die ich meine ...,weblink German, LibreOffice and The Document Foundation: The freedom that I mean ..., Thorsten, Behrens, Florian, Effenberger, February 2011, 21 June 2013, iX Magazine, Heinz Heise, to form The Document Foundation (TDF). TDF released the fork LibreOffice in January 2011,WEB, Florian Effenberger,weblink The Document Foundation launches LibreOffice 3.3,, 25 January 2011, 16 November 2011, which most Linux distributions soon moved to,NEWS,weblink Most OpenOffice users run Windows, Jon, Gold, Network World, 25 May 2012, 27 December 2012, WEB,weblink LibreOffice has replaced OpenOffice in Debian, Debian wiki, Debian, 26 February 2012, 20 June 2013, NEWS, Vaughan-Nichols, Steven J., Ubuntu opts for LibreOffice over Oracle's OpenOffice, ZDNet, 23 January 2012,weblink 19 January 2012, NEWS, Gilbertson, Scott, openSUSE 11.4 rocks despite missing GNOME, The Register, 14 March 2011,weblink 19 January 2012, including Oracle Linux in 2012.WEB,weblink Open-source development: The history of OpenOffice shows why licensing matters, Richard, Hillesley, TechRepublic, 2 October 2012, 22 June 2013, WEB,weblink Ironie: Oracle liefert nun LibreOffice aus, German, Irony: Oracle now provides LibreOffice,, 22 July 2012, 22 June 2013, WEB,weblink Oracle Linux 6.3 Release Notes,, June 2012, 19 June 2013, In April 2011 , Oracle stopped development of OpenOffice.orgWEB,weblink Oracle Announces Its Intention to Move to a Community-based Project, 15 April 2011, Oracle Corporation, 5 June 2013, and laid off the remaining development team.WEB, Open-Xchange takes aim at no less than Microsoft Office, Google Docs,weblink Jon, Gold, Network World, 9 April 2013, 23 June 2013, Its reasons for doing so were not disclosed; some speculate that it was due to the loss of mindshare with much of the community moving to LibreOfficeNEWS,weblink Oracle gives up on OpenOffice after community forks the project, 19 April 2011, Paul, Ryan, 18 April 2011, Ars Technica, while others suggest it was a commercial decision.NEWS,weblink and contributor agreements, 29 January 2014, Simon Phipps, Simon Phipps (programmer), May 2011,, In June 2011 Oracle contributed the trademarksNEWS,weblink Statements on Contribution to Apache, 15 June 2011, Oracle Corporation, MarketWire, June 2011, Oracle blog version, and source code to the Apache Software Foundation, which Apache re-licensed under the Apache License.WEB,weblink RE: LibreOffice relicensing efforts, Dennis, Hamilton, Apache Incubator mailing list, Apache Software Foundation, 24 May 2012, 13 October 2013, IBM, to whom Oracle had contractual obligations concerning the code, appears to have preferred that be spun out to the Apache Software Foundation above other options or being abandoned by Oracle.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink 7 December 2013, 9 May 2012, 6 July 2011, OpenOffice – splits and pirouettes, Richard, Hillesley, Heinz Heise, The H online, NEWS,weblink What the heck is happening with OpenOffice? (UPDATE), Vaughan-Nichols, Steven J., ZDNet Linux and Open Source, 31 May 2011, 27 December 2012, Additionally, in March 2012, in the context of donating IBM Lotus Symphony to the Apache OpenOffice project, IBM expressed a preference for permissive licenses, such as the Apache license, over copyleft license.WEB,weblink Symphony is alive and well and living at Apache: Explaining IBM's document strategy, Douglas, Heintzman, IBM, IBM Software Blog, 12 March 2012, 16 June 2013,weblink 27 September 2013, yes, The developer pool for the Apache project was seeded by IBM employees,WEB,weblink Original incubator project proposal, attachment to weblink, Kowalsk, Luke, Oracle, 1 June 2011, 22 September 2013, who, from project inception through to 2015, did the majority of the development.WEB,weblink Development activity in LibreOffice and OpenOffice, Corbet, Jonathan, 25 March 2015,, 3 April 2015, WEB,weblink In defense of Apache, Andrew, Oliver, 26 August 2013, 28 August 2013, NEWS,weblink Apache OpenOffice: who knows where the time goes?, Hillesley, Richard, 4 April 2012, LinuxUser, 11 June 2013, NEWS,weblink Does OpenOffice have a future?, Vaughan-Nichols, Steven J., ZDNet Linux and Open Source, 28 October 2012, 27 December 2012, WEB,weblink Open Source Suites Highly Active, Simon, Phipps, Simon Phipps (programmer), Computerworld UK, 9 May 2012, 2 July 2013,weblink" title="">weblink 21 September 2013, yes, The project was accepted to the Apache Incubator on 13 June 2011,WEB,weblink Incubation Status, 18 June 2011, Apache Software Foundation, June 2011, the Oracle code drop was imported on 29 August 2011,WEB,weblink Infrastructure / INFRA-3862: Load initial SVN dump for OOO Podling, Apache JIRA issue tracker, Apache Software Foundation, 29 August 2011, 19 October 2013, Apache OpenOffice 3.4 was released 8 May 2012 and Apache OpenOffice graduated as a top-level Apache project on 18 October 2012.WEB, Darryl K. Taft,weblink Apache OpenOffice Becomes Top-Level Project,, 18 October 2012, 5 January 2013, WEB,weblink The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache OpenOffice™ as a Top-Level Project : The Apache Software Foundation Blog,, 5 January 2013, WEB,weblink OpenOffice Graduates from the Apache Incubator, Apache OpenOffice blog, Rob, Weir, Apache Software Foundation, 18 October 2012, 5 January 2013, IBM donated the Lotus Symphony codebase to the Apache Software Foundation in 2012, and Symphony was deprecated in favour of Apache OpenOffice.WEB, Ed Brill,weblink More on the Lotus Symphony and desktop productivity roadmap, Ed Brill, 18 October 2012, yes,weblink" title="">weblink 6 June 2012, dmy, Many features and bug fixes, including a reworked sidebar, were merged.WEB, Joab Jackson,weblink Apache OpenOffice gets a handy-dandy sidebar, PCWorld, 23 July 2013, 23 July 2013, The IAccessible2 screen reader support from Symphony was ported and included in the AOO 4.1 releaseWEB, Rob Weir,weblink Merging Lotus Symphony: Allegro moderato, Apache Software Foundation, 21 January 2013, 23 July 2013, (April 2014), although its first appearance in an open source software release was as part of LibreOffice 4.2 in January 2014.WEB,weblink The Document Foundation, 30 January 2014, 14 February 2014, LibreOffice 4.2: Focusing On Performance And Interoperability, And Improving The Integration With Microsoft Windows, IBM ceased official participation by the release of AOO 4.1.1.WEB,weblink LibreOffice, OpenOffice, and rumors of unification, Byfield, Bruce, 30 September 2014, Linux Magazine, 3 December 2016, In September 2016, OpenOffice's project management committee chair Dennis Hamilton began a discussion of possibly discontinuing the project, after the Apache board had put them on monthly reporting due to the project's ongoing problems handling security issues.NEWS,weblink Contemplating the possible retirement of Apache OpenOffice,, 2 September 2016, NEWS,weblink Apache diskutiert über Ende von OpenOffice,, German, 2 September 2016, WEB,weblink Apache denkt über Ende von Openoffice nach » Linux-Magazin, Bantle, Ulrich, German, 2 September 2016, Linux-Magazin, 2 September 2016, {{Wide image|StarOffice major derivatives.svg|1100px|A timeline of major derivatives of StarOffice and with Apache OpenOffice in blue|center|dir=rtl}}


By December 2011, the project was being called Apache (Incubating);WEB,weblink Open Letter to the Open Document Format Ecosystem, 1 January 2012, Apache Software Foundation, December 2011, in 2012, the project chose the name Apache OpenOffice,WEB,weblink is now Apache OpenOffice, Rob, Weir, Apache OpenOffice blog, Apache Software Foundation, 4 June 2012, 17 June 2013, a name used in the 3.4 press release.


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! colspan="2" | Module !! Notes (File:AOO 4.1.6 Writer.png48px|class=noviewer)| Writer| A word processor analogous to Microsoft Word and WordPerfect.alt=AOO 4.0 Calc iconclass=noviewer)| Calc| A spreadsheet analogous to Microsoft Excel and Lotus 1-2-3.alt=AOO 4.0 Impress iconclass=noviewer)| Impresspresentation program analogous to Microsoft PowerPoint and Keynote (presentation software)>Apple Keynote. Can export presentations to Adobe Flash (SWF) files, allowing them to be played on any computer with a Flash player installed.alt=AOO 4.0 Draw iconclass=noviewer)| Draw| A vector graphics editor comparable in features to the drawing functions in Microsoft Office.alt=AOO 4.0 Math iconclass=noviewer)| MathMicrosoft Equation Editor or MathType. Formulae can be embedded inside other Apache OpenOffice documents, such as those created by Writer. It supports multiple typeface>fonts.alt=AOO 4.0 Base iconclass=noviewer)| Basedatabase management program analogous to Microsoft Access. Base can function as a front-end to a number of different database systems, including Access databases (JET), Open Database Connectivity>ODBC data sources and MySQL/PostgreSQL. Native to the suite is a version of HSQLDB.


Apache OpenOffice includes OpenSymbol, DejaVu,WEB,weblink Wiki â€” External/Modules, 4 September 2008, 20 June 2013, the Gentium fonts, and the Apache-licensed ChromeOS fonts Arimo (sans serif), Tinos (serif) and Cousine (monospace).WEB,weblinkweblink IP_Clearance,, 18 October 2012, 17 August 2012, WEB,weblink IP_Clearance Impact,, 18 October 2012,

OpenOffice Basic

Apache OpenOffice includes OpenOffice Basic, a programming language similar to Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Apache OpenOffice has some Microsoft VBA macro support. OpenOffice Basic is available in Writer, Calc, Draw, Impress and Base.

File formats

Apache OpenOffice inherits its handling of file formats from, excluding some which were supported only by copyleft libraries, such as WordPerfect support. There is no definitive list of what formats the program supports other than the program's behaviour.WEB, Re: question,weblink Rob, Weir, Apache openoffice-dev mailing list, 28 June 2013, 16 August 2013, The definitive list is what shows up in the File/Open and File/Save As... dialogs. Any other source of information lags., Notable claimed improvements in file format handling in 4.0 include improved interoperability with Microsoft's 2007 format Office Open XML (DOCX, XLSX, PPTX) — although it cannot write OOXML, only read it to some degree.

Use of Java

Apache OpenOffice does not bundle a Java virtual machine with the installer, as did, although the suite still requires Java for "full functionality."WEB,weblink Instructions for Downloading and Installing Apache OpenOffice 3.4, Apache Software Foundation, 1 September 2012, 18 October 2012,

Supported operating systems

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 was released for x86 versions of Microsoft Windows XP or later, Linux (32-bit and 64-bit), and Mac OS X 10.7 or later.WEB,weblink System Requirements for Apache OpenOffice 4.1, Apache Software Foundation, 21 March 2014, Other operating systems are supported by community ports; completed ports for 3.4.1 included various other Linux platforms, FreeBSD, OS/2 and Solaris SPARC,WEB,weblink Apache OpenOffice Solaris Sparc,, 31 August 2012, 5 January 2013,weblink" title="">weblink 15 January 2013, yes, and ports of 3.4.0 for Mac OS X v10.4–v10.5 PowerPCWEB,weblink,, 22 May 2012, and Solaris x86.WEB,weblink Apache OpenOffice Solaris x86,, 4 June 2012, 5 January 2013,weblink" title="">weblink 26 April 2013, yes, It was also being ported to eComStation (OS/2 new trademark/successor).WEB,weblink Apache Open Office for OS/2 and OS/2 based systems 4.1.3 GA, bww bitwise works GmbH, 30 November 2016, 14 May 2017,weblink 11 August 2017, yes, ">

Development {| class"wikitable floatright" style"width: 30em; margin-left:1em;"|+ Release history

! Version! style=white-space:nowrap | Release date! Description|3.4DATE=8 MAY 2012 PUBLISHER=APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION, |First Apache release.|3.4.1|2012-08-23FIRST=ROBWORK=APACHE OPENOFFICE BLOG ACCESSDATE=10 SEPTEMBER 2012, 23 August 2012, |4.0.0|2013-07-23WORK=APACHE OPENOFFICE ACCESSDATE=17 AUGUST 2013, |4.0.1|2013-10-01WORK=APACHE OPENOFFICEACCESSDATE=4 OCTOBER 2013, |4.1|2014-04-29WORK=APACHE OPENOFFICEACCESSDATE=7 SEPTEMBER 2016, |4.1.1|2014-08-21DATE=21 AUGUST 2014ACCESSDATE=22 AUGUST 2014, |4.1.2|2015-10-28WEBSITE=THE APACHE OPENOFFICE BLOGDATE=28 OCTOBER 2015, |4.1.3|2016-10-12PUBLISHER=APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION, 12 October 2016, |4.1.4|2017-10-19|Bug fixes, security improvements, dictionary updates.|4.1.5|2017-12-30PUBLISHER=APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATIONDATE=30 DECEMBER 2017, |4.1.6|2018-11-18PUBLISHER=APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATIONDATE=18 NOVEMBER 2018, (File:Apache OpenOffice logo and wordmark (2012-2013).svg|thumb|left|Apache OpenOffice 3.4 logo)Apache OpenOffice does not "release early, release often"; it eschews time-based release schedules, releasing only "when it is ready".WEB,weblink When will OpenOffice version X be released?, Rob, Weir, Apache Open Office blog, Apache Software Foundation, 10 June 2013, 4 July 2013, It is tempting to give the response, 'It will be released when it is ready'. But that sounds a bit snarky, although it is accurate., Apache OpenOffice has lost its initial developer participation. During March 2014{{snd}} March 2015 it had only sixteen developers; the top four (by changesets) were IBM employees, and IBM had ceased official participation by the release of 4.1.1.In January 2015, the project reported that it was struggling to attract new volunteers because of a lack of mentoring and badly in need of contributions from experienced developers. Industry analysts noted the project's inactivity, describing it as "all but stalled" and "dying" and noting its inability to maintain OpenOffice infrastructureWEB,weblink Is OpenOffice Dying?, Byfield, Bruce, 21 April 2015, Datamation, 12 September 2015, or security. Red Hat developer Christian Schaller sent an open letter to the Apache Software Foundation in August 2015 asking them to direct Apache OpenOffice users towards LibreOffice "for the sake of open source and free software",NEWS,weblink Schaller: An Open Letter to Apache Foundation and Apache OpenOffice team, Corbet, Jonathan, 18 August 2015,, 19 August 2015, which was widely coveredWEB,weblink Offener Brief an die Apache Foundation in Sachen OpenOffice, Thommes, Ferdinand, 17 August 2015, German, Open letter to the Apache Foundation concerning OpenOffice,, 23 August 2015, WEB,weblink OpenOffice project 'all but dead upstream' argues prominent user, Anderson, Tim, 19 August 2015, The Register, 23 August 2015, WEB,weblink 公开信呼吁Apache基金会放弃OpenOffice, 19 August 2015, Chinese, Apache Software Foundation called on in open letter to abandon OpenOffice, CNBeta, 23 August 2015, WEB,weblink Should OpenOffice Be Closed?, Gee, Sue, 19 August 2015, IProgrammer, 23 August 2015, WEB,weblink Is het niet eens tijd om OpenOffice ten grave te dragen?, Buis, Henk-Jan, 20 August 2015, Dutch, Isn't it time to bury OpenOffice?,, 23 August 2015, and echoedWEB,weblink ¿Debería desaparecer Apache OpenOffice en favor de LibreOffice y el software libre?, Pomeyrol, J., 18 August 2015, Spanish, Should Apache OpenOffice disappear in favor of LibreOffice and free software?, MuyLinux, 23 August 2015, WEB,weblink OpenOffice est mort. Pourquoi ne pas le dire?, Auffray, Christophe, 20 August 2015, French, OpenOffice is dead. Why not say it?,, 23 August 2015, WEB,weblink ¿Debería cerrarse OpenOffice?, López Michelone, Manuel, 21 August 2015, Portuguese, Should OpenOffice be closed?, 25 August 2015, Unocero, WEB,weblink Why you should ditch OpenOffice and use the free LibreOffice suite: Developers, developers, developers, Hoffman, Chris, 28 August 2015, PCWorld, 29 August 2015, by others.The project produced two minor updates in 2017, although there was concern about the potential bugginess of the first of these releases. Patricia Shanahan, the release manager for the previous year's update noted: "I don't like the idea of changes going out to millions of users having only been seriously examined by one programmer — even if I'm that programmer." Brett Porter, then Apache Software Foundation chairman, asked if the project should "discourage downloads".NEWS,weblink Apache OpenOffice: We're OK with not being super cool... PS: Watch out for that Mac bug, Claburn, Thomas, 7 November 2017, The Register, 2018-02-06, en, The next update, released in November 2018, included fixes for regressions introduced in previous releases.The Register published an article in October 2018 entitled "Apache OpenOffice, the Schrodinger's app: No one knows if it's dead or alive, no one really wants to look inside", which found there were 141 code committers at the time of publication, compared to 140 in 2014; this was a change from the sustained growth experienced prior to 2014. The article concluded: "Reports of AOO's death appear to have been greatly exaggerated; the project just looks that way because it's moving slowly."WEB,weblink Apache OpenOffice, the Schrodinger's app: No one knows if it's dead or alive, no one really wants to look inside, Claburn, Thomas, October 10, 2018, The Register, November 21, 2018, WEB,weblink Growth in Project Committers,


Between October 2014 and July 2015 the project had no release manager.Retirement announcement, October 2014; note of position still being unfilled, March 2015 During this period, in April 2015, a known remote code execution security vulnerability in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 was announced (CVE-2015-1774), but the project did not have the developers available to release the software fix. Instead, the Apache project published a workaround for users, leaving the vulnerability in the download.WEB,weblink OpenOffice and CVE-2015-1774, Jonathan, Corbet,, 8 July 2015, 18 July 2015, Former PMC chair Andrea Pescetti volunteered as release manager in July 2015WEB,weblink 11 September 2015, AOO 4.1.2 Release Schedule, and version 4.1.2 was released in October 2015.It was revealed in October 2016 that 4.1.2 had been distributed with a known security hole (CVE-2016-1513) for nearly a year as the project had not had the development resources to fix it.WEB,weblink What's next for Apache OpenOffice, Corbet, Jonathan, 8 September 2016,, 4 December 2016, 4.1.3 was known to have security issues since at least January 2017, but fixes to them were delayed by an absent release manager for 4.1.4.WEB,weblink Re: ASF logo in Splash Screen?, Marcus, 17 April 2017, Apache OpenOffice development list, 20 April 2017, The Apache Software Foundation January 2017 Board minutes were edited after publication to remove mention of the security issue, which Jim Jagielski of the ASF board claimed would be fixed by May 2017.URL,weblink Apache OpenOffice: Not dead yet, you'll just have to wait until mid-May for mystery security fixes, Thomas, Claburn, The Register, 28 April 2017, 28 April 2017, Fixes were finally released in October 2017.WEB,weblink Apache OpenOffice Security Team Bulletin, Apache Software Foundation, 26 October 2017,weblink" title="">weblink 26 October 2017, Further unfixed problems showed up in February 2019, with The Register unable to get a response from the developers, although the existing proof-of-concept exploit doesn't work with OpenOffice out-of-the-box.


Oracle had improved Draw (adding SVG), Writer (adding ODF 1.2) and Calc in the 3.4 beta release (12 April 2011),WEB,weblink News,, 14 January 2012, though it cancelled the project only a few days later.WEB,weblink Oracle Announces Its Intention to Move to a Community-based Project, 15 April 2011, 15 December 2012, Apache OpenOffice 3.4 was released on 8 May 2012.NEWS, Rooney, Paula, Apache OpenOffice 3.4 makes official debut; LibreOffice makes its case, ZDnet, 8 May 2012,weblink 9 May 2012,weblink" title="">weblinkblog/open-source/apache-openoffice-34-makes-official-debut-libreoffice-makes-its-case/10915, 8 May 2012, yes, It differed from the thirteen-month-older 3.4 beta mainly in license-related details.WEB,, AOO 3.4 Release Notes,, Notably, the project removed both code and fonts which were under licenses unacceptable to Apache.WEB,weblink ASF Legal Previously Asked Questions,, 5 January 2013, Language support was considerably reduced, to 15 languages from 121 in 3.3.WEB,weblink Language localization status, OpenOffice Language Localization Project, 12 April 2011, 20 June 2013, Java, required for the database application, was no longer bundled with the software.WEB,weblink Java & Apache OpenOffice,, Apache Software Foundation, 30 December 2012, 3.4.1, released 23 August 2012, added five languages back, with a further eight added 30 January 2013.WEB,weblink Rob, Weir, Apache OpenOffice now available in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Korean, Polish, Basque, Asturian and Scottish Gaelic, Apache OpenOffice blog, Apache Software Foundation, 11 February 2013, Version 4.0 was released 23 July 2013.WEB,weblink A short celebration, and then back to work, 5 January 2014, Rob, Weir, Apache OpenOffice blog, Apache Software Foundation, 23 July 2013, Features include merging the Symphony code drop, reimplementing the sidebar-style interface from Symphony, improved install, MS Office interoperability enhancements, and performance improvements.MAILING LIST,weblink AOO.Next IBM Priorities, 1 November 2012, 19 December 2012, openoffice-dev, Robert Weir, WEB,weblink Contribution, Apache OpenOffice Wiki, Apache Software Foundation, 17 May 2012, 20 June 2013, 4.0.1 added nine new languages.Version 4.1 was released in April 2014. Various features lined up for 4.1 include comments on text ranges, IAccessible2, in-place editing of input fields, interactive cropping, importing pictures from files and other improvements.WEB,weblink AOO 4.1 Release Notes, Apache Software Foundation, 10 March 2014, 10 March 2014, 4.1.1 (released 14 August 2014) fixed critical issues in 4.1.WEB,weblink AOO 4.1.1 Release Notes - Apache OpenOffice Community - Apache Software Foundation,, 26 October 2017, 4.1.2 (released in October 2015)WEB, Draft Release Notes AOO 4.1.2,weblink Apache OpenOffice Wiki, 15 September 2015, was a bugfix release, with improvements in packaging and removal of the HWP file format support associated with the vulnerability CVE-2015-1774.WEB, Pescetti, Andrea, OO Updates,weblink Apache Software Foundation, 18 July 2015, 4.1.3 (September 2016) had updates to the existing language dictionaries, enhanced build tools for AOO developers, a bug fix for databases on macOS, and a security fix for vulnerability CVE-2016-1513.NEWS,weblink Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 Brings Enhancements to the Build Tools, Security Fixes, Nestor, Marius, softpedia, 4 June 2017, 4.1.4 contained security fixes.WEB,weblinkweblink 18 April 2017, 18 January 2017, 18 April 2017, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Apache Foundation, There will be at least one security fix in the under-development release 4.1.4., yes, Version 4.1.5 was released in December 2017, containing bug fixes.WEB,weblink AOO 4.1.5 Release Notes - Apache OpenOffice Community - Apache Software Foundation,, 2 April 2018,


(File:Apache OpenOffice weekly downloads.svg|thumb|Apache OpenOffice weekly downloads since 2012)As a result of harmful downloads being offered by scammers, the project strongly recommends all downloads be made via its official download page,WEB,weblink How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice, Rob, Weir, Apache OpenOffice blog, Apache Software Foundation, 28 June 2012, 13 October 2013, which is managed off-site by SourceForge. SourceForge reported 30 million downloads for the Apache OpenOffice 3.4 series by January 2013, making it one of SourceForge's top downloads;WEB, Galoppini, R, Apache OpenOffice Extensions and Templates Upcoming Features, SourceForge,, 2 January 2013,weblink 4 January 2013, the project claimed 50 million downloads of Apache OpenOffice 3.4.x as of 15 May 2013, slightly over one year after the release of 3.4.0 (8 May 2012),WEB,weblink Apache OpenOffice: One Year, 50 Million Downloads, Rob, Weir, Apache OpenOffice blog, Apache Software Foundation, 15 May 2013, 85,083,221 downloads of all versions by 1 January 2014,WEB,weblink 85 million downloads, mailing list, Apache Software Foundation, Rob, Weir, 1 January 2014, 4 January 2014, 100 million by April 2014,WEB, Chacos, Brad, Apache OpenOffice hits major 100 million downloads milestone in under two years,weblink PCWorld, 19 April 2014, 130 million by the end of 2014WEB,weblink The Apache Software Foundation Board of Directors Meeting Minutes January 21, 2015, Apache Software Foundation, 21 January 2015, 3 May 2015, and 200 million by November 2016.WEB, Over 200 million downloads of Apache OpenOffice,weblink The Apache Software Foundation, 28 November 2016, As of May 2012 (the first million downloads), 87% of downloads via SourceForge were for Windows, 11% for Mac OS X and 2% for Linux; statistics for the first 50 million downloads remained consistent, at 88% Windows, 10% Mac OS X, and 2% Linux.WEB, Re: Download stats per platform?,weblink Roberto, Galoppini, Apache openoffice-dev mailing list, 18 June 2013, 6 October 2013, In distributions, Apache OpenOffice is available in Gentoo LinuxWEB,weblink app-office/openoffice-bin: Apache OpenOffice productivity suite., Gentoo Linux, 27 June 2013, and the FreeBSD ports tree.WEB,weblink Index of head/editors/openoffice-4, FreeBSD ports team, 24 October 2014,


Derivatives include AndrOpen Office,WEB,weblink OpenOffice sbarca su Android, Italian, OpenOffice lands on Android, Mirko, P2P Download, PianetaTech, 20 September 2013, 5 October 2013, WEB,weblink AndrOpen Office: Kostenlose Bürosuite für Android, Chip Online DE, German, Andropen Office: Free office suite for Android, 1 January 2014, 18 March 2014, a port for Android, and Office 700 for iOS, both ported by Akikazu Yoshikawa.WEB,weblink OpenOffice gets an unofficial iPad port, Mike, Williams, BetaNews, 22 August 2016, 1 February 2018, LibreOffice also used some changes from Apache OpenOffice.WEB,weblink index: libreoffice/core: aoo/trunk,, 27 November 2014, In 2013, 4.5% of new commits in LibreOffice 4.1 came from Apache contributors;WEB,weblink LibreOffice 4.1 ReleaseNotes: Bug fixes / commits, The Document Foundation Wiki, The Document Foundation, 1 September 2013, 5 October 2013, in 2016, only 11 commits from Apache OpenOffice were merged into LibreOffice, representing 0.07% of LibreOffice's commits for the period. LibreOffice earlier rebased its LGPLv3 codebase on the Apache OpenOffice 3.4 source code (though it used MPL v2, not the Apache Licence) to allow wider (but still copyleft) licensing under MPL v2+ and LGPL v3+.WEB,weblink Relicensing and rebasing LibreOffice, Jonathan, Corbet,, 28 May 2012, 13 October 2013, Older versions of NeoOffice included stability fixes from Apache OpenOffice,WEB,weblink Mac App Store complaints, 7 November 2013, pluby,, 25 December 2013, though NeoOffice 2017 and later versions are based on LibreOffice 4.4.WEB,weblink NeoOffice 2017 Beta Professional Edition released, 2 May 2017, Pluby,, 10 May 2017,



External links

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