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iTweb: Sapila Launches Open Source OfficeWare

Jul 30, 2003, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Whitford)

"Local company Sapila will next week launch its first open source office productivity suite, OfficeWare. The company describes it as the first open source office program to be developed by a local firm.

"'The program is based on open source code from the Sun Microsystems' Star Office Suite,' says Sapila MD Mark Mackay. 'But we have developed the code further and will also launch an open source Web site that will have all of OfficeWare's source code.'

"He says by providing the source code, Sapila hopes to include as many local developers as possible. Mackay and two US partners originally launched the company in the US, but moved their base to SA a year ago with a view to working closely with the local market..."

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