Google Hiring For OpenOffice
Google is hiring programmers to work on making OpenOffice “better”. Why that is mighty nice of them. Hopefully they can turn OO into a leaner, meaner open source office suite. After the reports last week showing extremely poor performance compared to MS Office, this could be just what OO needs.
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. OpenOffice has its roots in Sun Microsystems' StarOffice suite of programs. Five years ago, Sun turned its proprietary software into an open-source project.