The Register: IBM Dismisses OpenOffice as Child's Play
Aug 22, 2003, 20:00 (46 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)
"IBM claims to have put more than $1 billion behind open source
software, but the company is failing to pay even a modest amount of
lip service to one of free software's most needed products.
"Karen Smith, vice president of Linux strategy and market
development at IBM, has been telling a number of publications that
no open source equivalent of Microsoft Office exists. Lest you
think Smith has been living in a cave, rest easy. She does appear
to be acquainted with OpenOffice and its StarOffice incarnation
from Sun Microsystems. These suites, however, are not good enough
"'What we haven't seen become available is a full replacement
for Microsoft Office,' Smith told ComputerWire..."