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As you may probably already know, OpenOffice 3.1 has been recently released. Update september 09: OpenOffice has now been updated to version 3.1.1 and the packages in this repository have also been updated to this version, thus this post now tells you how to install OO 3.1.1 in Ubuntu.

If you would like to install this latest version in Ubuntu, go to System > Administration > Software Sources, Third Party Software tab, click "Add" and add these repositories (Jaunty only!)
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bugbear5/ooo-jaunty/ubuntu jaunty main

Then copy the following code a terminal, to import the GPG key:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys EC4751ED

Now all you have to do is:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Update: the openoffice-pkgs maintainer has removed all the OpenOffice packages (that was the only PPA with OOo packages for Ubuntu Intrepid and Hardy!). I have found another PPA but there are only packages for Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (OpenOffice 3.1.1).