Reflections on life, openness, and standardisation
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).