IBM Joins OpenOffice.org Community

The OpenOffice.org community has 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, and an accompanying FAQ is here.

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A New OS Order?

Over the past few months, the hoopla about Google buying everything in sight is really getting out of control. I actually heard of blog entries claiming everything from ‘Google buying up the healthcare system’ to news about ‘Google buying up real estate on Mars’!
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