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Open Source LibreOffice Gets Commercial Support

Developers from SUSE Linux join the effort to provide support for LibreOffice, an OpenOffice fork.

The open-source LibreOffice office productivity suite—a widely deployed application on Linux operating systems with development led by The Document Foundation—is gaining new backing today with the launch of commercial support from Collabora Productivity.

SUSE Linux has been one of the key contributors to LibreOffice since its inception in September 2010. LibreOffice got its start as a fork of the OpenOffice open-source collaboration suite that is now an Apache Software Foundation project. Key contributors to LibreOffice from SUSE Linux are now joining Collabora, including SUSE Distinguished Engineer Michael Meeks.

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Open-Source LibreOffice Gets Commercial Support

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.