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Productivity a subsidiary of Collabora focusing on LibreOffice support and
services for whom I work.
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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Prodded at mail; reviewed Lenny's nice copy. And ... we
launched Collabora Online 1.0 - the culmination of really a huge investment
to bring this first basic editing / 'Engine' version to market.
So what does it look like:
Of course, a great way to play with it and integrate it
with your infrastructure is to download:
Collabora Online Development Edition - and send patches. This comes
with an example ownCloud integration, but we love to see other
integrations and have many other excellent partners.
What about Collaboration ? in our first release - we have
Shared Editing - ie. many people can view, and follow a shared
editing session with a single cursor, and you can take the cursor
on demand. But of course, we're working on multiple concurrent editor
collaboration as well - watch this space as CODE updates itself over
the next months.
Where is the code ? the CODE page has all the details, but
the essence of it is - that this is all FLOSS, and all up-stream;
you can build it yourself if you need to.
This was "Made In Collabora" - with 99% of the commits to
'online' from our engineers. Nevertheless - it is squarely built
on re-using the work of thousands from the LibreOffice community,
as well as all of those contributing over the decades of the
code-base' history - to whom we're indebted; there's never been a
better time to get involved in contributing to LibreOffice.
So - why Collabora Online ? (and this is the commercial plug).
I believe we're uniquely placed to provide some huge value for our
partners and customers around this code-base; here are some examples:
My hope is that as we go to market, our partners and customers
can help us to accelerate the pace of investment, and continue to
deepen the richness of LibreOffice for the benefit of all.
- Support and long term maintenance from
the authors and experts in of the code, from security issues
- Service Level Agreements - to give you confidence in
the availability of your site.
- Integration services with your infrastructure - to
make it a seamless part of your product or service.
- Input into Product Management and feature roadmap
to ensure that we build the best product for your customers
- And more eg. Marketing support, a deep commerical
relationship and so on.
Beyond that - what to say ? Many thanks to the incredibly
dedicated engineering team at Collabora, putting in some very long
hours to make this a reality.
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license. I encourage linking back (of course) to help people decide for
themselves, in context, in the battle for ideas, and I love fixes /
improvements / corrections by private mail.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Collabora, SUSE,
Novell, The Document Foundation, Spaghetti Hurlers (International),
or anyone else.
It's also important to realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences
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