LibreOffice is about a year old.
OpenOffice is now an Apache Incubator project instead of being ruled by Sun or Oracle.

No immediate meeting of the minds appears probable between The Document Foundation and Apache.

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/241936/apache_asserts_openoffice_stewardship.html

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/apache-vows-to-develop-protect-openoffice/9752

Update: Glyn Moody has made a very important observation. LibreOffice and OpenOffice (along with KOffice and Calligra, among others) center on the Open Document Format, expanding choice around a common file standard.

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