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The Register: IBM Dismisses OpenOffice as Child's Play

Aug 22, 2003, 20:00 (46 Talkback[s])
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"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 for IBM.

"'What we haven't seen become available is a full replacement for Microsoft Office,' Smith told ComputerWire..."

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