Apache Talks Up More Than 333 Million OpenOffice Downloads

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While Apache OpenOffice development is rather stagnant, many of the original OpenOffice.org developers left for LibreOffice long ago, and LibreOffice has been delivering far more modern features and functionality, people continue to download OpenOffice. This week the Apache Software Foundation is celebrating more than 333 million downloads of their open-source office suite.

Back in 2011 the OpenOffice code was donated to the Apache Software Foundation and unfortunately hasn’t exactly flourished over the past decade. Apache OpenOffice has seen little new feature development and at times has struggled to be maintained and keep up with security vulnerabilities, etc. But the brand still has some presence and users discovering it when searching for open-source office software or free alternatives to the likes of Microsoft Office.