Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Oracle gives to Apache

According to a June 1 post on ZD Net by David Meyer, "Oracle has ceded control of the code base to the Apache Software Foundation Incubator project." This opens up some interesting possibilities for universities and others looking to reduce their dependence on proprietary software. According to Meyer: 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".
If folks look at they may find it offers all the features they need without having to deal with licensing fees and complex activation schemes.

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