Linked by Debjit on Fri 15th Jul 2011 13:06 UTC
IBM "After most of the developers and Linux distributions deserted them for LibreOffice, Oracle donated OpenOffice.org to the Apache Software Foundation. IBM has surprisingly thrown its weight behind OpenOffice.org in the OpenOffice.org vs LibreOffice fight. Tomorrow IBM will announce the donation of the source code of their free office suite - IBM Lotus Symphony - to the Apache OpenOffice.org."
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Interesting development
by madcrow on Fri 15th Jul 2011 14:01 UTC
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Symphony has a nice interface, but is well behind the current state of OO and LO "under the hood". Still, maybe the new interface, once ported to the OO codebase, will finally provide a real point of differentiation between them and will help to solidify OO as its own project rather than merely the failed parent of LO.

Edited 2011-07-15 14:01 UTC

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