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Interview with Mozilla engineering director Chris Hofmann

A: We are talking to Open Office folks and looking at ways to ensure smooth inter-operation and some integration point between the applications. There are no plans to merge the two projects. I mentioned that we use the same open source spell checker, but that is just one of the areas that we are looking at. There are opportunities to work together on the distribution side as well. The recent announcements of large deployments in Australia and China shows how the combination of these two applications can be combined to provide a powerful solution that meets real needs of large organizations.

I think good integration is what people want. I'm not sure what we would accomplish in trying to merge two large and successful projects.

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