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Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

September 19, 2007 at 11:59 AM

A look at IBM “saving” OpenOffice

There’s a fascinating inside baseball story in ComputerWorld analyzing IBM’s move and internal challenges that have held back OpenOffice.

One source in the story speculates that IBM’s arrival could make the free productivity suite a serious contender by 2010:

With IBM “betting big on OpenOffice, in two and a half years we could be looking at another Mozilla situation, where Firefox has 15 percent of the market. That could lead to Microsoft modifying Office or changing its licensing or prices, which benefits the entire market.”

Comments | Topics: Enterprise, Microsoft, Open source

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