The fight over open source office applications continued yesterday with the release of OpenOffice 2.0, a joint effort from Sun Microsystems, Novell, Red Hat, Debian, Propylon, and Intel, among others. OpenOffice is an alternative to Microsoft Office. (Microsoft’s application does not offer the same level of open source code.) Said Tim Bray, one of the creators of XML:
You can get your desktop work done without having to pay onerous up-front licensing costs and without having your data locked up in somebody else’s file format. Why would you work any other way?