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Welcome to the OpenOffice.org Source Project

OpenOffice.org is the open source project through which Sun Microsystems is releasing the technology for the popular StarOffice(tm) productivity suite. OpenOffice.org is a new project that Sun is launching and will be sponsoring and participating in going forward. OpenOffice.org is the name of the overall project and is being hosted by Collab.Net. Its three main features are:

      downloadable sources and information
      the community and communication mechanisms for the project
      the governance body called the OpenOffice.org Foundation.

The OpenOffice.org project establishes the necessary facilities to make this open source technology available to the developer community. This project web site currently includes informational resources and discussion forums. Publicly accessible source code will become available on this site on October 13. Principal project objectives are:

      Establishment of open, XML-based standards for office productivity file formats and language-independent bindings to component APIs
      Open access to the source code via CVS versioning to enable innovation for building the next generation of open network productivity services.

Learn more general info

About : Read background on Sun's reasons and goals for open sourcing StarOffice software as OpenOffice.org.
News : Stay up on latest news about the OpenOffice.org project, community, and related product announcements.
FAQ : Find answers to all the fundamental questions about OpenOffice.org technology, licensing, governance, Sun's role, and more.
Mailing List : Jump in here by subscribing to the OpenOffice.org discussion mailing list now, and additional technical lists later as this project grows.
White Papers : Understand the technology and methodology behind OpenOffice.org.
License : Read about OpenOffice.org dual licensing and view the complete text of the GPL and SISSL licenses.
Governance : Get details about the OpenOffice.org developer community structure.

Get involved

Sun will contribute the initial source code in mid-October but you can get involved now. Join the OpenOffice.org general discussion and announce mailing lists to start contributing to this new open source office applications project!



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More to come: watch this site for source code, bug tracking, and additional developer mailing lists coming Oct. 13

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