Thursday, 2 June 2011

In the news: Oracle transfers OpenOffice to the Apache Foundation

As it was announced yesterday, OpenOffice goes to the Apache Foundation. It's in the press all over - see for instance the article by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols at ZDNet: "Oracle gives OpenOffice to Apache". This is an interesting move - after months of speculation what is going to happen with OpenOffice there is clarity now. This will certainly be good for customers as well as for the entire portfolio of implementations of the Open Document Format (ODF).

1 comment:

ayers said...

It is good that Oracle is tranfering the code to vendor-neutral foundation. I'm sure they chose the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to account for their obligations with IBM in connection with symphony.

But it is of vital importance that the deal will allow the ASF transferring the OpenOffice.org trademark to The Document Foundation and that the ASF works together with The Document Foundation to coordinate the future development of the code base.