Tuesday, January 31, 2012

IBM calls time on Symphony OpenOffice fork • The Register

I suspect Microsoft is pleased to see this sort of OpenOffice dissipation; meanwhile, IBM would probably prefer you focus on IBM Docs, which is not based on OpenOffice.org or Symphony

IBM is instead putting its "energy" into the Apache OpenOffice project, having contributed the Symphony code base to the Apache Software Foundation.

Ed Brill, director of messaging and collaboration for Lotus software, has blogged here: "We expect to distribute an 'IBM edition' of Apache OpenOffice in the future."

The decision sees IBM lining up against Google, Ubuntu-shop Canonical Red Hat, Novell and others who've thrown their hats in with The Document Foundation.

IBM calls time on Symphony OpenOffice fork • The Register

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