Google lends hand to microsoft office

"Google lends a hand to Microsoft Office rival"

The Times (UK) posts a story about Google's plans to help
"Google is opening up yet another front in its battle with Microsoft by backing a competitor to Bill Gates’ dominant Office software package.

The internet search and advertising company is set to hire programmers to improve OpenOffice, a freely distributed "open source" alternative to products including Word, Microsoft’s massively popular word processor, it was revealed today. ",,9075-1851613,00.html

Further reporting at ZDNet:
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