IBM has announced its supporting role in the new OpenOffice.org code base submitted to The Apache Software Foundation Incubator. This is all part of an effort for the company to continue its long-standing commitment to open source. The firm will contribute staff resources to collaborate with the Apache community during the project’s incubation period to further the Open Document Format standard.
IBM’s participation in the project will help facilitate long-term viability and new innovation for OpenOffice.org’s development in collaboration in the Apache community. The company also plans to commit new project members and individual contributors from its global development team to strengthen the project and ensure its further success.
“Open source and standards are key to making our planet smarter and improving the way we live and work,” said Kevin Cavanaugh, vice president of IBM Collaboration Solutions. “As IBM celebrates its centennial, we’re actively investing in projects that will help our clients to collaborate in an open manner over the next 100 years.”