Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I think there could be a lot of benefits to both parties if Open Office were to work along side the Google Docs team. Now I’m not talking about Google buying Open Office; instead I’m talking about Google hiring some programmers to work on the Open Office application and help integrate the two. I know this is going to cause some controversy, but just hear me out.
First off, if the project remained under a GPL license then Open Office would just be gaining more developers. Sure Google would also help steer Open Office. But Google is very good at working with other companies after merging. And I think Google does a very good job with its own software and their products just seem to work. And that’s what really matters.