Friday Nov 14, 2008

Openoffice @ Sun

 Sun is announcing an alignment of its Software organization into new business groups – Application Platform Software, Systems Platforms, and Cloud Computing & Developer Platforms - with a focus on boosting open source momentum and growing new sectors of the market who view technology as a competitive tool.

Cloud Computing & Developer Platforms: Working across all of Sun, Senior Vice President, Dave Douglas, will lead the Company's efforts to capitalize on two trends: the increasing shift of customer and developer focus to web-based cloud services and Sun's already established leadership position in the space through Network.com, the NetBeans developer platform, and OpenOffice.org. The unit will build upon Sun's existing online developer community – one of the world's largest – to firmly establish the company as a leader in cloud computing and grow this area into a significant driver of future revenues.

Whatever else people may have read or heard, they should be assured: We are not about to walk away from OpenOffice.org. With more than a hundred million users, its value is clear. And that value also lies in its active community. We recognize that open source is central not just to Sun's future growth but to the world's. And OOo is absolutely key there.Michael and I will continue to support the OO.org community as part of our roles at Sun.


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