OpenOffice.org was originally developed as StarOffice, but when Oracle acquired Sun, developers began defecting from the project. The result was LibreOffice, a new fork of the OpenOffice.org code base that's maintained by a nonprofit organization called the Document Foundation. LibreOffice looks and runs like OpenOffice.org. The difference is that LibreOffice is being developed in a fully community-driven way, without oversight from Oracle.
● Compatible with major file formats. Import files from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other formats, and can save to Microsoft Office and other formats.
● Word processor for text
● Calc is the application for spreadsheets, databases, charts, formulas, etc.
● Impress is the application to create multimedia presentations
● Draw lets you build diagrams and sketches
● Base is the database front-end of the LibreOffice suite to integrate existing database structures into the other components of LibreOffice
● Math is a simple equation editor
● LibreOffice also comes configured with a PDF file creator
● Free support and documentation from large community of users, contributors and developers
● Multilingual (Libre Office has more than 30 languages and Open Office almost 100)
● Replace proprietary software for a free alternative
● Open development to new ideas
● Software is tested and used daily by a large user community
Threats / Constraints
● Not identified