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IBM Throws its Active Support Behind OpenOffice.org (At Last)

“In what many will see as a long-overdue move, OpenOffice.org
announced today that IBM will become an active supporter of, and
contributor to, OpenOffice. That suite is the most widely used
office productivity suite that implements the OpenDocument Format
(ODF). It is also free, and based upon source code originally
published as open source in 2000 by Sun Microsystems under the LPGL
license. The OpenOffice.org project has been actively developing
the code since 2003, largely with the economic support of Sun
Microsystems, which sells a business-oriented, supported version of
the same suite called StarOffice. OpenOffice-org reports that more
than 100 million copies of OpenOffice have been downloaded…”


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