OpenOffice Extension Rivals SharePoint

OpenOffice and StarOffice now have their own rival to Microsoft Office's SharePoint, O3Spaces. (Linux-Watch)

Most people think that is a strong office-suite in its own right. But, when it came to a back-office document collaboration and management engine, like Microsoft SharePoint to enable OpenOffice users to work together, it was a different story.

Things have changed, with the release by Dutch firm O3Spaces B.V. of a program that lets OpenOffice and StarOffice users collaborate on projects.

O3Spaces works by providing users a single web-based team environment, with built-in search capabilities and an optional Java-based Desktop Assistant. Its search functionality is said to work across PDF, ODF, and Microsoft Office document formats.

With its built-in alert capabilities, users can be notified whenever changes are made to their shared information.

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