For LibreOffice, it may appear the change happened a year ago. Its not
commonly known there has been a difference between OO on Linux and Windows
previously to the break. The GO-OO project rolled out support for works
files, better docx support and other changes that were rolled in OO in
Linux because of the slow pace at Sun.
The GO-OO team joined the Libreoffice project. As mentioned previously
there is a large amount of cruft in the codebase that the LO team have a
head start on. Due to licensing issues the OO aren't able to take code LO,
but LO will be able to take changes from OO. I would advice you to take a
look at the release cycle of LO to see their focus and direction. From just
a comparison of contributors LO has an advantage that will begin to tell
over time. Its a big ship they need to steer.
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