LibreOffice 7.0 Personal Edition: clearing up the controversy generated

LibreOffice 7.0

If you follow this fantastic free office suite, you will know that the version will be released soon LibreOffice 7.0. So far everything normal, but it is that some users have raised some rumors on the net because it was labeled as Personal Edition. Some thought that this could hide that it could be separating from an edition for professional or business use, as well as limiting its use in educational settings or non-profit organizations.

Obviously, products labeled as Personal Edition o Individual Use often hide restrictions on what specific software is used for. Preventing that edition can be used for other purposes. In addition, not all editions usually have the same functionalities, since in those destined for home or personal use some of them are usually limited or capped. But it seems that in the case of LibreOffice it has only been a "little" unfounded scare, and that it will remain free.

Such was the uproar that since the meeting of LibreOffice have had to make a clarification on that labeling to leave all users more calm and certify that they will not change the current license or users will lose any type of functionality.

«None of the changes we evaluate will affect the license, availability, permitted uses and / or functionality. LifeOffice will always be free software and nothing will change for end users, developers and members of the Community.»

This is just a slogan for your new marketing plan, nothing more than that. So you can differentiate between the current LibreOffice, free and supported by the community of products and services LibreOffice Enterprise provided by members of the ecosystem. That is, the latter are those developments by companies or volunteers who use or sell products and services based on LibreOffice.

It seems that in addition to LibreOffice Personal and Enterprise LibreOffice Engine will also be used to designate the core of this project. It also seems that PTO (The Document Foundation) also wants to disassociate itself from the idea that they are a provider of software that provides support and services. In fact, currently 68% of the source code contributions are from ecosystem companies, 28% are from collaborating volunteers and only 4% from TDF.

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  1.   anonymous said

    In fact, currently 68% of the source code contributions are from ecosystem companies,
    It seems to me that it was 68%.

  2.   GIMP said

    Justify the texts for the love of god / linus