IBM Spins OpenOffice
Oct 18, 2007, 18:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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..."