REDWOOD SHORES, CA–(Marketwire – Jun 1, 2011) – “With today’s proposal to contribute the OpenOffice.org code to The Apache Software Foundation’s Incubator, Oracle continues to demonstrate its commitment to the developer and open source communities. Donating OpenOffice.org to Apache gives this popular consumer software a mature, open, and well established infrastructure to continue well into the future. The Apache Software Foundation’s model makes it possible for commercial and individual volunteer contributors to collaborate on open source product development.” — Luke Kowalski, vice president, Oracle Corporate Architecture Group.
“We welcome highly-focused, emerging projects from individual contributors, as well as those with robust developer communities, global user bases, and strong corporate backing.” — Jim Jagielski, president, The Apache Software Foundation. Mr. Jagielski is also the proposed podling mentor for the OpenOffice.org community during the incubation process.
“IBM welcomes Oracle’s contribution of OpenOffice software to the Apache Software Foundation. We look forward to engaging with other community members to advance the technology beginning with our strong support of the incubation process for OpenOffice at Apache.” — Kevin Cavanaugh, Vice President, IBM Collaboration Solutions.