IBM joins OpenOffice.org

OpenOfficeIBM has announced yesterday that they would now start offering their help to develop and promote OpenOffice.org technology. The computer giant, which has been passively working on the open-source office suite for a while, has now decided to take an active role in the project and plans to integrate it to its Lotus family of products.

10 September 2007 — The OpenOffice.org community today announced that IBM will be joining the community to collaborate on the development of OpenOffice.org software. IBM will be making initial code contributions that it has been developing as part of its Lotus Notes product, including accessibility enhancements, and will be making ongoing contributions to the feature richness and code quality of OpenOffice.org. Besides working with the community on the free productivity suite’s software, IBM will also leverage OpenOffice.org technology in its products.

IBM Joins OpenOffice.org community

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4 Responses to IBM joins OpenOffice.org

  1. I like the first part of the news, but not the news about Lotus integration. I think its time for IBM to move away from Lotus, there are far better collaboration software existing.

  2. I like the first part of the news, but not the news about Lotus integration. I think its time for IBM to move away from Lotus, there are far better collaboration software existing.

  3. @Shuva: Many companies are still using Lotus Notes.

    So if they're going to be using OOo technology, does this mean a Lotus branded version of OOo (much like Sun does with Star Office)?

    -A

  4. @Shuva: Many companies are still using Lotus Notes.

    So if they’re going to be using OOo technology, does this mean a Lotus branded version of OOo (much like Sun does with Star Office)?

    -A

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