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IBM Spins OpenOffice

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

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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..."

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