The argument in this next articles is that the attitudes of Linux users are a significant part of the problem:
The real problem blocking Linux support for apps and games
This is a big win for MariaDB (and a big loss for Oracle's MySQL):
Google Waves Goodbye To MySQL In Favor Of MariaDB – ReadWrite
LibreOffice is really taking off.
LibreOffice 4.1.2 RC1 - Neowin
Watch out Microsoft, Collabora is bringing value added LibreOffice | Muktware
LibreOffice conference 2013 in Milan - CIOL