OpenOffice.org Breaks Ties With Oracle

A group of developers has broken all ties with Oracle as they launched the desktop utility suite, OpenOffice with an all new name.

The group of developers, Document Foundation, has released the beta version of Oracle's open source desktop utility software suite, OpenOffice.org under the new name LibreOffice, tech news website Ars Technica reports.

The group has clarified that they are willing to work further without Oracle’s trademark.

"Developers are invited to join the project and contribute to the code in the new friendly and open environment, to shape the future of office productivity suites alongside contributors who translate, test, document, support, and promote the software," the group said in a separate statement issued to declare the move.

OpenOffice.org was initially developed by the German-based firm Star Division, under a bigger utility suite called StarOffice.

The company was taken over by Sun Microsystems a decade ago, which was in turn acquired by Oracle Corporation earlier this year.

With this move the developers have shown their discontentment with Oracle’s strategies to develop the platform, despite the fact that the company has launched two dedicated versions of the suite since it was acquired.