Software developer Anthony Goubard may be one of the most ambitious DIYers on the planet. How else can you explain it? One man looks across the landscape of productivity suitesâ€”from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice to Google Docsâ€”and says: "I'll just make my own."
Goubard is behind "Joeffice," an open source office suite written in Java and released under the Apache license. The Netherlands-based developer completed the first releaseâ€”the one you can download and use it for free on Windows, Mac, and Linux, or subscribe to an online versionâ€”in only 30 days, chronicling the experience with one video per day during April and May.
Joeffice isn't usable as anyone's primary office tool yet, but Goubard (who runs a small software company called Japplis) has big ambitions. He explained his motivations in an e-mail interview with Ars: