Why is Apache clinging to OpenOffice?
It’s dead. Its last major release was version 4.1, from 2014!
In contrast, LibreOffice‘s release schedule is robust:
In 2020, LibreOffice wrote a constructive letter, outlining a path for OpenOffice to acknowledge reality.
Apache’s OpenOffice page doesn’t hint that it’s dead.
By declining to set the record straight, Apache is misinforming a lot of users, as the OpenOffice brand appears to have parity with LibreOffice:
Apache needs to declare OpenOffice dead, focus attention elsewhere, and redirect people to LibreOffice. Why is Apache not doing this?
P.S., Yes, I know, OpenOffice is not technically “dead”. Some users still cling to it for legacy reasons, and there could be a case for some maintenance releases. That doesn’t excuse Apache’s refusal to acknowledge reality, which is certainly misleading users.