OpenOffice.org New User Orientation
Jun 02, 2009, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"OpenOffice.org is organized differently than its main
competitor. Hoping to entice business users to purchase support and
services, Sun Microsystems (recently purchased by Oracle) gives
away not just the OpenOffice.org free of charge, but also its
source code (the blueprints) and a significant degree of control.
OpenOffice.org is organized as a community under the leadership of
Louis Suarez-Potts, the community manager employed by Sun
Microsystems. Sun funds the infrastructure and most of the software
engineers. The community provides additional software engineers,
quality assurance experts, marketers, translators, template
developers, trainers, help desk staff, and other important roles.
Anyone may participate in the community."