IBM and OOo

September 10, 2007 at 11:37 am | Posted in Computers, Software | Leave a comment

For those of you who use Open Office or even those who wonder at its credibility, IBM has announced that its joining the Open Office community. Added development effort, code contributions, and product distributions are all good things for a free product that focuses on open standards and universality.

“The OpenOffice.org community today announced that IBM will be joining the community to collaborate on the development of OpenOffice.org software. IBM will be making initial code contributions that it has been developing as part of its Lotus Notes product, including accessibility enhancements, and will be making ongoing contributions to the feature richness and code quality of OpenOffice.org. Besides working with the community on the free productivity suite’s software, IBM will also leverage OpenOffice.org technology in its products.”

The text of the full Press Release is here:

http://www.openoffice.org/press/ibm_press_release.html

(For a press release, it actually has interesting content and numerous perspectives.)

“As an international team of volunteer and sponsored contributors, the OpenOffice.org community has created what is widely regarded as the most important open-source project in the world today.”

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