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Is OpenOffice.org a 'dying horse'?

Jan 12, 2009, 21:05 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eileen Yu)

""As is often the case with other successful and active developer community-oriented projects, it is often best that management of the project be managed by an independent foundation," he explained.

"The Apache Foundation, for example, is funded by market rivals such as IBM and Microsoft, he said. The Gnome Foundation is also co-operated by competitors Red Hat, Sun and Novell, all of which actively contribute toward the development of the software, Yusof added.

"Meeks added that doing so would also provide a good opportunity for Sun because it would build more interest around OpenOffice, reduce the existing fragmentation, and build a larger, more successful OpenOffice. Sun would then be well-positioned to earn substantial support revenue from this potential development, he said."

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