OpenOffice Groupware plan

From: Grant Bowman (
Date: Mon Feb 19 2001 - 16:50:59 PST

I just ran across this summary of discussion among developers. They
are forming a group to write groupware extensions to Sun's StarOffice 6.
They also have had at least interest from Ximian, perhaps Evolution.
This seems very relevant.

Some background for those not familiar with all these:
Sun Microsystem purchased the company that did StarOffice.
StarOffice 5.2 is an office suite that's open source. It also read
        MS Office documents pretty well. It's being rewritten as
        GNOME (actually bonobo) component software, which promises to
        be similar to Augment's Subsystems model.
GNOME is a graphical desktop environment for Unix/Linux. KDE is the other
        big competitor (until OS/X is released by Apple next month).
Evolution is under development as the primary mail & groupware client
        for GNOME.
GNOME and Ximian's version of GNOME (a step ahead due to release
        schedules) is supported by HP/UX, AIX, Solaris, Red Hat, Compaq
        and Dell.

-- Grant Bowman                                   <>

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