OOo Gaining Ground
OpenOffice.org seems to have a new ally in President Obama and his administration. Internationally OpenOffice has found support with many governments. Being multi platformed OpenSource has the capability of out lasting the computers the documents were created on. The company I work for installed 3.0 on the laptops used at every bench. OpenOffice.org is used to fil in test logs, reports and any other administrative tasks. Not just because it was cheaper, but its ease of use, and portability with Sun, Linux and Mac systems.
I wonder though if the US government becoming a major user would be a good thing. It could be as meaningful as the governments adoption of Ada. Would the government contribute to development of OOo or would it just suck all it can out of it. If Obama believes its a good idea then maybe there is something wrong with it. The recession will ultimately be good for the growth of OpenOffice.org, while Microsoft suffers slow growth and decreasing demand.