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"OOo" redirects here. For other uses, see OOo (disambiguation).
For the descendant Apache project, see Apache OpenOffice.

OpenOffice.org (OOo), commonly known as OpenOffice, was an open-source office suite. It was an open-sourced version of the earlier StarOffice, which Sun Microsystems acquired in 1999 for internal use. Sun open-sourced the software in July 2000 as a competitor to Microsoft Office, releasing version 1.0 on 1 May 2002. In 2011 Oracle Corporation, the then-owner of Sun, announced that it would no longer offer a commercial version of the suite and that it was donating the project to the Apache Foundation. Apache renamed the software Apache OpenOffice. Other active successor projects include LibreOffice and NeoOffice.

OpenOffice.org's default file format was the OpenDocument Format (ODF), an ISO/IEC standard, which originated with OpenOffice.org. It could also read a wide variety of other file formats, with particular attention to those from Microsoft Office.

OpenOffice.org contained a word processor (Writer), a spreadsheet (Calc), a presentation application (Impress), a drawing application (Draw), a formula editor (Math), and a database management application (Base).

OpenOffice.org was primarily developed for Linux, Microsoft Windows and Solaris, and later for OS X, with ports to other operating systems. It was distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 3 (LGPL); early versions were also available under the Sun Industry Standards Source License (SISSL).

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  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference ooo34b1 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
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  8. ^ "Licenses". Apache Software Foundation. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Cite error: The named reference ooo-announcement was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  10. ^ Cite error: The named reference ooo1announce was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  11. ^ Cite error: The named reference oooclosurepr was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  12. ^ Statements on OpenOffice.org Contribution to Apache, June 1, 2011 
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  14. ^ Thank you for using OpenOffice.org - now Apache OpenOffice 
  15. ^ "Why OpenOffice.org". Sun Microsystems, Apache Software Foundation. Archived from the original on 4 January 2012. 

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