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Oracle plans to move OpenOffice.org to a community-based project
Posted on 17-Apr-2011 10:19 | Tags Filed under: News



Oracle Corporation plans to move OpenOffice.org to a purely community-based open source project and to no longer offer a commercial version of Open Office.

"Given the breadth of interest in free personal productivity applications and the rapid evolution of personal computing technologies, we believe the OpenOffice.org project would be best managed by an organization focused on serving that broad constituency on a non-commercial basis," said Edward Screven, Oracle's Chief Corporate Architect.

"We intend to begin working immediately with community members to further the continued success of Open Office. Oracle will continue to strongly support the adoption of open standards-based document formats, such as the Open Document Format (ODF)."

Oracle has a long history of investing in the development and support of open source products. The company said it will continue to make large investments in open source technologies that are strategic to customers including Linux and MySQL. Oracle is focused on Linux and MySQL because both of these products have won broad based adoption among commercial and government customers.







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