OpenOffice.org: OpenOffice.org, Today and Tomorrow

OpenOffice.org reached the ten millions downloads mark, a dramatic success that inspires friends and irritates enemies.

Despite converting users into customers seems still difficult for Sun, IBM started to recruit partners and raising PR interest. Savio Rodrigues, famous open source blogger and IBM employee, seems to prefer Microsoft Office 2007, just as Luis Villa does.

OpenOffice.org vs Microsoft Office

Microsoft beware of OpenOffice.org 3.0, softdistrict.com

I am an OpenOffice.org advocate, but I believe that Sun should either to empower its wide community – and its partners’ network – and to finally consider to create a separate foundation, reducing risks and sharing R&D costs. Sun retains almost full control of decision making and IP ownership. Tension between control and openness are a minor problem now that the OpenOffice.org modular architecture enables the creation of extensions.

OpenOffice.org: I want to believe!

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