The Document Foundation creators of the LibreOffice office suite of applications, have this week announced that they are currently working on projects to bring LibreOffice to Android and iOS devices, together with accessibility through web browsers.
The Libreoffice port project is based on the work of Tor Lillqvist and will now be focusing on bringing its suite of applications to mobile devices in the near future. LibreOffice currently competes and offers a great free alternative to Microsoft Offices suite of applications. LibreOffice was created by former OpenOffice.org developers after concerns about Oracle’s community-hostile stewardship of OpenOffice.org and a number of long-standing procedural and governance issues that existed long before Oracle’s acquisition of Sun it’s.
LibreOffice has been developed by The Document Foundation as a fork of OpenOffice.org, and is compatible with other major office suites, including Microsoft Office making it easy to swap too. When created it developers goal with LibreOffice was to create a vendor-independent office suite with ODF support but without any copyright assignment requirements. Since its launch the LibreOffice software has been downloaded over 7.5 million times since its launch back in January 2011.
Source: Ars TechnicaFiled Under: Technology News