IBM adds heft to OpenOffice open-source project

A CNet article by Martin LaMonica discusses increased support from IBM for OpenOffice.org as one method to promote tools which use the open standard OpenDocument format. For IBM the document standard will be the motivation, not the office suite given they have their own competing Lotus Smartsuite (latest release supports OpenDocument format).

IBM doesn't intend thus far to offer customer support for OpenOffice.org, but there are companies like Sun, Novell and others which offer full support.