Apache OpenOffice 3.4 Release Marks New Milestone

Brian Proffitt | IT World | May 8, 2012

469 days. That's the number of days since there's been a major release of OpenOffice.org. Today, that calendar can get set back to zero, with the announced release of Apache OpenOffice 3.4--a release that may dispel recent notions about the viability of the project's parent organization.

The 3.4 release marks the first release of OpenOffice under the auspices of the Apache Software Foundation, where the OpenOffice project is still classified as an incubator project. Within the ASF, all new-to-the-Foundation projects have this status, as their coding, licensing, and governance practices are shifted to the ASF's standards.