Our mission is to facilitate the evolution of the OpenOffice.org Community into a new open, independent, and meritocratic organizational structure within the next few months. An independent Foundation is a better match to the values of our contributors, users, and supporters, and will enable a more effective, efficient, transparent, and inclusive Community. We will protect past investments by building on the solid achievements of our first decade, encourage wide participation in the Community, and co-ordinate activity across the Community.
The openoffice.org community has re branded itself into The Document Foundation. Openoffice has also been re branded as Libreoffice. This is a free full function office suite. The original Openoffice was strongly supported by Sun Micro systems but recently Sun was squired by Oracle. The Document Foundation is a project to make sure that was has been developed over the last decade is not lost. A beta version of Libreoffice has been released and can be downloaded from The Document Foundation website. This software is certainly worth looking at as an alternative to the expensive Microsoft Office Suite.