OpenOffice moving to Apache, good news for the desktop productivity market

Posted by Steven_Rosenber on Jun 3, 2011 10:07 PM EDT
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This morning, Oracle announced that they are submitting the codebase to the Apache Software Foundation Incubator. At IBM, we see this as a strong validation of open source, open document formats, and market choice and flexibility in the office productivity arena. Since we launched Lotus Symphony in 2007, IBM has been an active participant in the community, and with the move to Apache, we plan to increase our efforts through human and code contribution.

(Note: Ed Brill is Director, Messaging and Collaboration, IBM Lotus software)

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