OpenOffice på väg att läggas ned


OpenOffice, the free, open-source Microsoft Office alternative, could be shut down if more developers can’t be recruited to support the project and keep the software secure. Dennis E. Hamilton, a volunteer vice president of the project, outlined the situation, and the process of the hypothetical shutdown, in an email to OpenOffice developers on Thursday.

The immediate problem is that, according to Hamilton’s email, that team now consists of only about six core members. The dearth of volunteers willing to give time to the project has made it impossible even to promptly fix known security vulnerabilities. Hamilton writes that there is little prospect of attracting more talent, and that a shutdown is “a serious possibility.”

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