The community outcry over the removal of OpenOffice from Ubuntu Netbook Edition has seen developers reaching for a rethink over the controversial decision.

The first reversal earlier this week that saw AbiWord and GNUMeric step in as replacements. Now the decision has been fully reversed: OpenOffice WILL be installed by default in Ubuntu Netbook Edition.

Rick Spencer, the dev responsible for the decision, posted the following statement on the Ubuntu Netbook app selection whiteboard: –

All in all it seems that users and community members would really prefer that we ship OOo for the editing suite.

We discussed a bit in #ubuntu-desktop this morning and decided that we should probably switch back to OOo, which we will do on Monday if we don’t hear anything that makes us change our minds again.


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