Oracle 'donates' OpenOffice to Apache foundation

Oracle cedes control of the OpenOffice.org code base to the Apache Software Foundation Incubator project.

Oracle has ceded control of the OpenOffice.org code base to the Apache Software Foundation Incubator project, it announced on Wednesday.

OpenOffice.org is the most popular free productivity suite, and a major rival to Microsoft Office. The software giant said it was "donating" the open-source code so as to "demonstrate its commitment to the developer and open-source communities."

Read more of "Oracle 'donates' OpenOffice.org to Apache foundation" at ZDNet UK.

 

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