Stops commercial version of portfolio it acquired along with Sun Microsystems
Oracle has said it will stop offering a commercial version of the OpenOffice.org software, adding that it will move the suite to a purely community-based open source project.
Oracle chief corporate architect Edward Screven said the company believes the OpenOffice.org project would be best managed by an organisation focused on serving that broad constituency on a non-commercial basis.
Screven said, "We intend to begin working immediately with community members to further the continued success of Open Office. Oracle will continue to strongly support the adoption of open standards-based document formats, such as the Open Document Format (ODF)."
However, Oracle has said that it will continue to invest in open source technologies.
"Oracle has a long history of investing in the development and support of open source products," Screven continued.
"We will continue to make large investments in open source technologies that are strategic to our customers including Linux and MySQL. Oracle is focused on Linux and MySQL because both of these products have won broad based adoption among commercial and government customers."