IBM said on Monday that it will join the OpenOffice.org project and pledged to further use the open-source software in its own products.
OpenOffice is an open-source alternative to Microsoft's Office desktop applications suite.
IBM will not be offering support for the product to customers. However, it will make technical contributions to the project and use code from the project in its own tools.
Specifically, IBM said that it will have 35 programmers working on the OpenOffice code and it will contribute software to improve the product for people with disabilities--an important feature, particularly to government customers such … Read more