Originally Posted by GlenBarrington
Well, I have switched to LibreOffice from OO for the reason you mentioned. But to be fair, Apache (the open source software consortium, not the Mobileread user!) just took OpenOffice over in 2012. It will take them a while recruit new developers (most left for LibreOffice) and then figure out what to do with it, and then actually do it. And to be even MORE fair, OO and LO only really began to diverge in any significant way with the last release of LO. LO is a very good product, but so is OO.
I hope they recombine. Now that OO is out of Oracle's hands, the reason for the LO fork is pretty much gone, and nothing is served by two near-identical, but diverging products like this.
At the moment, I'm using LO only for it's (slightly) better docx handling.
I wish OO and LO devs would all join hands, sing Kumbaya, and focus on one Office suite again.