Lightning 0.8 and Sunbird 0.8 are out!

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| I am happy to report, that the 0.8 release of Lightning and Sunbird has been
| completed and is now available via AMO and the Calendar Project website.
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http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/calen...ird_08_ar.html


Related:

Latest Mozilla Sunbird is a well-connected calendar

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| Mozilla's Sunbird calendaring application lives perpetually in the shadow of
| its siblings Firefox and Thunderbird, garnering just a fraction of the
| developer effort and publicity lavished on the browser and email client.
| Nevertheless, it is slowing maturing into a reliable tool worthy of the
| Mozilla brand. * *
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http://www.linux.com/feature/118068


Free IBM Software Is Bid to Challenge Microsoft Office

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| The IBM package, called Symphony, can be downloaded free of charge. The home
| edition of Microsoft's Office lists for $120 on Internet retail sites. IBM
| will also give away the Symphony software to customers who buy the latest
| version of its Notes collaboration software, which costs $145 per user. *
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119007597680930576.html


IBM to lift lid on its OpenOffice plans next week

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| It’s not in the plan for OpenOffice 3.0 or future versions of the open source
| desktop, said John McCreesh, Marketing Project Lead of OpenOffice.org, in an
| e-mail exchange. *
|
| “There’s nothing about that in the IBM statement,” McCreesh said, referring
| to the possibility of contributing Notes colaboartion code to the open source
| projects. “It’s not in the roadmap. It’s much more likely that we would do
| co-operative work with one or more open-source email client projects to
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| integrate OpenOffice.org more closely with their software.” * *
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=1406