IBM to help and promote office suite

in Categories Business, GNU/Open source, Linux desktop, UNIX, Windows last updated September 11, 2007

Finally big blue has announced that it will support and promote office suite. These are the same companies once promoted Microsoft product. Dell, HP and IBM will one day force more Linux desktop systems and open source software for all of us:

The community today announced that IBM will be joining the community to collaborate on the development of software. IBM will be making initial code contributions that it has been developing as part of its Lotus Notes product, including accessibility enhancements, and will be making ongoing contributions to the feature richness and code quality of Besides working with the community on the free productivity suite’s software, IBM will also leverage technology in its products.

This is great news for the tens of millions of users of and the thousands of individual members of the project”, said John McCreesh, Marketing Project Lead. “We welcome IBM’s contributions to further enhancing the product. But equally important is IBM’s future commitment to package and distribute new works that leverage technology supporting the ISO ODF standard. ODF is a once in a generation opportunity for the IT industry to unify round a standard, and deliver lasting benefit to users of desktop technology.”