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IBM Spins OpenOffice

Oct 18, 2007, 18:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James E. Gaskin)

"I've been using the OpenOffice productivity suite for all my document, spreadsheet and presentation work for the last two years with great success (even though 95% of the people I exchange documents with were using Microsoft Office, nobody ever noticed). However, OpenOffice.org, like many open source efforts, needs some marketing help, a big name to push them into the spotlight. And while I'm surprised IBM has volunteered, that's exactly what is happening, with a twist.

"There are a few complications. IBM calls its new office productivity suite, built upon OpenOffice, Lotus Symphony. This disappoints two groups..."

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