11 September 2007

IBM joins the OpenOffice.org Community

As a keen user of Open Office (it's installed on 3 PCs at home) and a big fan of IBM (I used to work there and have 4 IBM ThinkPads), I think that this is excellent news. Those of you still trying to justify using MS Office are going to look really silly now.


Message Received: Sep 10 2007, 10:44 AM
From: "John McCreesh" <jpmcc@openoffice.org>
To: announce@openoffice.org
Subject: [ooo-announce] IBM joins the OpenOffice.org Community

A Press Release was issued this morning to announce that IBM are
joining the OOo community:

"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."

The text of the full Press Release is here:
http://www.openoffice.org/press/ibm_press_release.html
and an accompanying FAQ is here:
http://www.openoffice.org/press/ibm_press_faq.html

John McCreesh
Marketing Project Lead
OpenOffice.org

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