Chinese software company to tailor OpenOffice

RedFlag Chinese 2000 Software will employ about 50 new employees to work on Chinese-specific improvements to the open-source OpenOffice.org software, and Sun will help train them.

RedFlag Chinese 2000 Software will work with Sun Microsystems to improve the OpenOffice.org software in the Chinese market, the companies said Wednesday.

RedFlag will work on integrating features for the Chinese market, adding about 50 engineers to the project, and Sun will help train the company's engineers, a Sun representative said. No money is changing hands as part of the partnership.

RedFlag produces a Chinese variation of OpenOffice.org called RedOffice. The company is a subsidiary of the Chinese Academy of Science.

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