"Karasick also pointed forward to the Symphony roadmap for 2009,
when future generations of Symphony will be developed entirely on
the ODF 1.2 and OpenOffice 3.0 software code base, bringing it in
line with the newest OO technology. This advance will also enable
seamless interoperability with Microsoft Office 2007 file formats
and support Visual Basic macros next year.
"IBM plans to deliver more than 60 new features to Symphony in
2009, building it into a versatile tool for work while pledging to
keep it free on the Web for all. By synchronizing Symphony's user
interface with the underlying OpenOffice 3.0 code base, IBM expects
the upcoming wave of planned contributions to make a significant
impact to the OpenOffice developer community and its users
throughout 2009 and beyond."