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Builder AU: Novell: OpenOffice is Key

Feb 16, 2007, 20:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Munir Kotadia, Chris Duckett)

"The popularity of OpenOffice, the open source productivity suite, will be key to the financial success of Novell, said company president and CEO, Ron Hovsepian, who hopes to be a 'custodian' between the open source community and the commercial world.

"OpenOffice is a direct competitor to Microsoft Office. 'The financial holy grail is actually the office productivity suite… when you look at structures of companies there is a lot of profitability in those product sets from the competition...'"

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