IBM dives into OpenOffice.org development

IBM will join the OpenOffice.org community and contribute code and resources, the company announced today. IBM has been a major supporter of the Open Document Format (ODF) which originated at OpenOffice.org, but hadn't yet taken the plunge to help out with the development.

According to a Press FAQ that accompanied the press release, IBM's move to help develop OpenOffice.org is a natural extension of their informal collaboration with the project. "IBM has seen that the marketplace is beginning to demand ODF in a big way.