The Document Foundation's official incorporation in Germany strengthens the rights of the community and individual contributors, backers say. In other words, the Inc status will prevent any one or several companies from hijacking the project.
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It comes as no surprise that longtime backers of OpenOffice.org are taking control over the open source project from Oracle, its new owner.
It's worth noting that the Apache Software Foundation last week released a major upgrade of its SpamAssassin e-mail filtering software.ASF announced that SpamAssassin 3.
Sun and IBM could not have asked for better timing for the launch of OpenOffice 3, a major upgrade of the open source office suite.Both vendors are preparing to ship commercial offerings of StarOffice and Symphony based on the new OO 3 release and have a grand marketing opportunity if they heed what their target audiences really need.
Sun is expected to launch a major upgrade of StarOffice based on the new OpenOffice 3.0 on November 19, sources said.
October is promising to be a big month for open source releases.As the page on the calendar turned, Acquia launched of its commercially supported version of the popular Drupal open source social publishing system.
Novell took a lot of heat from open source backers for executing an interoperability pact with Microsoft in late 2006 but the partnership -- strengthened with a new $100 million investment from Microsoft today -- is probably looking sweeter to mixed IT shops these days.Why?
Black Duck Software -- a pioneer in the open source legal consulting business -- has lost its CEO.On Thursday, Douglas Levin, the company founder and a director at the Waltham, Mass.
Like it or not, Microsoft’s OOXML – now known as IS 29500 -- has received the proper number of votes to become an ISO standard.And the Redmond, Washington company is wasting no time rejoicing the turnaround win.
A leading open source customer app provider launched a major upgrade of its customer relationship management (CRM) software that features on-demand capabilities, an AJAX e-mail client and enhanced customization.SugarCRM on Monday announced general availability of Sugar 5.