Sun Microsystems Releases StarOffice Source Code to Open Source Community

Sun Microsystems has announced the availability of the StarOffice source code on, a site that will host the software. The company has also released the XML file formats and StarOffice API specifications, allowing developers to use the technology in various ways. This move opens up the office productivity market to unlimited possibilities for innovation. CollabNet is providing its SourceCast platform for developers to collaborate on the StarOffice source code, and will govern through an open-source foundation. The release of the StarOffice software marks a significant step towards standardization for technologies in office productivity suites.