10/31/2005

Google To Help Improve OpenOffice.org

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:32 am

Google plans to hire programmers to improve OpenOffice.org, a demonstration of its affinity for open source initiatives and one the company believes also shows sound practical sense.

Now Google believes it can help OpenOffice–perhaps working to pare down the software’s memory requirements or its mammoth 80MB download size, said Chris DiBona, manager for open-source programs at the search company.

“We want to hire a couple of folks to help make OpenOffice better,” DiBona said.

“We use a fair amount of open-source software at Google. We want to make sure that’s a healthy community. And we want to make sure open source preserves competitiveness within the industry,” he said.

Source: News.com

 

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