I honestly have been waiting for this since the first day i met with Thorsten Behrens and worked with him and Eric Bachard on improving OOo Impress.
This is a great day ! That means that from now on, we can change anything in LibreOffice. And i can tell you that it wasn’t the case under sun’s reign. When Oracle took over Sun i hoped that it would change things with OOo, and in a way… it did.
What i was afraid of, and still is, is about the name and credibility associated with OpenOffice.org. A lot of company and states switched over to OpenOffice.org after a long struggle to promote it as a great open source product.
Now LibreOffice will have to struggle the same way. A positive note is that this fork already has the support of all Linux distributions and many OpenSource communities.
I hope them the best and already donated in order for them to reach their financial objectives.
If you want to help and promote Libre Office, don’t hesitate Donate for the Document Foundation and vote for them.