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Cloud Version of OpenOffice In the Works 71

Posted by timothy
from the rather-like-the-non-cloud-version dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Apache Foundation revealed in Sinsheim, Germany their plans for a cloud version of OpenOffice.org based on HTML5. Chinese and German engineers use OpenOffice in 'headless' mode as a base."
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Cloud Version of OpenOffice In the Works

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  • who will host it? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by lister king of smeg (2481612) on Thursday November 08, 2012 @01:17PM (#41920239)

    Will this be something you host or that they host. I would like it if I could host a open office cloud server on my own metal. If it is simply hosted on their server farm I may as well use google docs or desktop based open/libre office(.org). Also will it feature plug-ins? A cryptography plug-in that makes use of client side double public key encryption with collaborative editing would be great. For that matter will it have collaborative editing, or a git like document versioning for multiple editors? If so will it allow collaborative work between the cloud version a desktop version? This could be very useful or just something else I never use.

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