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Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So

December 30th, 2009 12:15 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Glyn Moody writes “Most people regard OpenOffice.org as a distant runner-up to Microsoft Office, and certainly not a serious rival. Microsoft seems to feel otherwise, judging by a new job posting on its site for a ‘Linux and Open Office Compete Lead.’ According to this, competing with both GNU/Linux and OpenOffice.org is ‘one of the biggest issues that is top of mind’ for no less a person than Steve Ballmer. Interestingly, a key part of this position is ‘engaging with Open Source communities and organizations’ — which suggests that Microsoft’s new-found eagerness to ‘engage’ with open source has nothing to do with a real desire to reach a pacific accommodation with free software, but is simply a way for Microsoft to fight against it from close up, and armed with inside knowledge.”

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