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Oracle puts OpenOffice in the cloud, but not for nothing

ITWorld - Cloud edition appears to have no free component - It may not calm the waters Oracle's been roiling between it and the open-source community by strongarming the Java development process, but it has to get a little credit for announcing today that it is making the main open-source alternative to Microsoft Office available through the cloud.

Oracle OpenOffice is a Web-based version of the open-source productivity suite Oracle acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems earlier this year.

CloudOffice is based on the Open Document Format (ODF), as is OpenOffice, and is integrated with the desktop version to let users share documents and spreadsheets through the Web service while also keeping copies on their own hard drives.