Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Sep 2007 19:56 UTC, submitted by jchildrose
IBM IBM plans to mount its most ambitious challenge in years to Microsoft's dominance of personal computer software, by offering free programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. Steven A. Mills, senior vice president of IBM's software group, said the programs promote an open-source document format. The company is announcing the desktop software, called IBM Lotus Symphony, at an event today in New York. The programs will be available as free downloads from the IBM Web site.
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Open Source?
by sb56637 on Tue 18th Sep 2007 20:55 UTC
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Symphony obviously promotes the Open Document standard, which is a good start. But has anyone figured out what sort of license the program itself has? Is it just free in cost with some GPL components, or is it entirely open source?

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