Who is Malte?
By user13342178 on Aug 10, 2006
OK, after seeing somebody linking to my blog with the words ”a post by (apparently; I don't know the guy personally) a Sun employee working on OpenOffice", I think it's time to introduce myself ;)
I started working for StarDivision in 1991.
It was a small German software company that developed StarOffice.
The company was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1999, and Sun made the product open source as OpenOffice.org in July 2000.
The development of StarWriter for Windows, OS/2, Mac and Motif started in 1990.
For achieving this, we have also developed our own multi platform GUI toolkit “StarView”.
More modules like Calc and Impress joined the office suite starting with 1994.
As you can see, I am working on that project more or less right from the beginning.
In the last 15 years I have worked on a lot of different areas in StarOffice.
The bigger ones include the EditEngine, the Online Help System, Accessibility and Digital Signatures.
It would be too much to list all the details in this blog entry, so if you are really interested, you can find more information here.
Today, I work as a Technical Architect for Sun's StarOffice/OpenOffice.org Engineering Team in Hamburg.
My main focus is on Accessibility, Security, Performance and Architecture.
I'm also a member of the OASIS OpenDocument Accessibility Subcommittee.