Posted Oct 16, 2008 3:39 UTC (Thu) by dowdle
Parent article: OpenOffice.org releases 3.0, faces new challenges
I'd love to see some big FOSS company (Red Hat I'm looking at you) buy SoftMaker and release SoftMaker Office as FOSS and see what kind of community rises up behind it. It doesn't have all of the applications of OOo but it isn't far behind... and it is a lot lighter weight.
While there is also Abiword, Gnumeric, and KDE Office (which is expecting a major upgrade in the not too distant future)... I'm not sure how much uptake those products have when compared to OOo... and I'm not sure OOo sees those projects as competition. It would be nice to have another FOSS office suite, especially one that is as mature, multi-platform and integrated as SoftMaker Office... added to the mix.
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