August 23, 2002

OEone joins lead OpenOffice.org groupware

OEone
Corporation, a leading developer of Linux based software applications,
announced today their commitment to participate in the OpenOffice.org Groupware
Project. The effort aims to establish standards-compliant groupware solutions
that will work from within the OpenOffice.org office suite and permit an
easy migration from the existing StarOffice 5.2 mail, news, schedule, and
schedule server system.
"Robust and readily available Linux applications are rapidly coming
to maturity and we’re starting to see them make their mark with mainstream
users," said Eid EID, President & CEO of OEone Corporation. "The open-source
community was founded on the premise of sharing source code and now we’re
seeing the collaboration among key Linux stakeholders as a natural and
rewarding next step.”

OEone's participation in the OpenOffice.org Groupware project will
be an example of what can result when the open-source community works jointly
on open-source projects like the Mozilla project and the OpenOffice.org
project. OEone contributed the major portion of the Mozilla Calendar. The
OpenOffice.org groupware project has also contributed to the Mozilla Calendar.
The next logical step is to integrate  calendar data  into OpenOffice.org.

Gary Frederick, Project Lead for the OpenOffice.org Groupware project,
said, "OEone knows how to add  applications into Mozilla. Their integration
of Abiword is an example of how they successfully accomplished the blending
of two open-source applications for mainstream use. OpenOffice.org has
also worked with Mozilla in the past. The Abzilla project included both
Mozilla developers and OpenOffice.org developers who worked together to
achieve a successful release. OEone's participation in the OpenOffice.org
project will guarantee another successful example of varied stakeholders
collaborating on open-source projects. OEone's knowledge and expertise
in Mozilla and the code they have contributed will ensure that we can use
calendar information in OpenOffice.org's software. Their experience will
also ensure that parts of OpenOffice.org can be dynamically integrated  
from Mozilla."

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