Isn't it time for Apache to let go of the OpenOffice brand?

After 9 years of growing LibreOffice adoption and neglect of OpenOffice the feud between the caretakers of both office suites still stands.

OpenOffice itself is still a strong brand, but the software behind is gets barely updated.

LibreOffice on the other hand is improving on a steady pace and is becoming a real Foss household name.

Wouldn't it be a mature decision to hand over the OpenOffice brand to the document foundation, which proves to create a worthy successor? This to the benefit of the open source movement as a whole?

Honestly, I can't grasp why such a move is so difficult to achieve. Isn't the spirit of open source to strive to a mutual benefit?

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Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 10:36am