Can IBM Save OpenOffice.org From Itself?
Sep 20, 2007, 14:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai, Todd R. Weiss)
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"OpenOffice.org's biggest foe may be Microsoft Office, but
critics say the open-source organization has, from its inception,
also been one of its application suite's own worst enemies--a
victim of a development culture that differs radically from the
open-source norm. Observers now wonder if IBM's entry into
OpenOffice.org can make the necessary changes.
"Though spun out by Sun Microsystems Inc. in 2000,
OpenOffice.org remains almost totally under the control of Sun
employees working full-time on the project..."