Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 11:48 UTC, submitted by PLan
In the News In a move that would certainly shake up the computer industry quite a bit, IBM is reportedly in talks with Sun Microsystems about the possibility of IBM acquiring Sun. Sun is going through hard times at the moment, and has been actively looking for someone to be acquired by.
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Lotus Notes; OpenOffice
by cyclops on Wed 18th Mar 2009 14:21 UTC
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I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned ODF and OpenOffice.org, considering that IBM was a major supporter of ODF through the whole disgusting OOXML becoming an ISO standard.

Lotus Notes is available to about 150 seats, and includes their own fork of OpenOffice.org, hell OpenOffice.org if hitting 50million downloads of v3.

I'm also surprised nobody has mentioned patents, as I suspect acquiring Sun would offer any company protection.

The interesting thing is what certainly what is going to happen following this...if it ever happens.

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