Thursday, December 15, 2005

OpenOffice and StarOffice

ZDNet reports that Sun is going to give OpenOffice and StarOffice the ability to open and save documents over the internet. Jon is quoted as saying "OpenOffice is simply another network client. Being able to just save to the cloud, using WebDav, is the direction that we're heading. If it's not in there now, I can take you back to Sun and show it to you."

This is VERY GOOD NEWS and provides yet another perfect application for the Sun Grid. It also helps to build momentum behind OpenOffice and the Open Document Format (ODF). If Massachusetts makes a move to open formats, expect to see many other companies and agencies follow suit.

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