Interview with Michael Meeks, the General Manager of Collabora Productivity

Originally published at: Interview with Michael Meeks, the General Manager of Collabora Productivity – Nextcloud

In this 10th episode, our host Ingo talked with Michael Meeks, the enthusiastic Open Source developer and General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading Collabora Online and Office products, supporting customers, and consulting on development alongside his team.

He serves as a Director of The Document Foundation, and on the LibreOffice Engineering Steering Committee; he has contributed to both ODF and OOXML standardization. Prior to Collabora, he was a Novell/SUSE Distinguished Engineer working on various pieces of Free Software infrastructure across the Linuxstack to MeeGo, GNOME, CORBA, Nautilus, Evolution, and Open Source accessibility, among others.

Micheal talked about the history of Collabora Online, the exciting growth, their mission, and how they became part of the Nextcloud story as an office suite solution & many other insightful but also fun topics.

Find the feed on our podcast page and listen to the full interview! If you have not heard the previous episodes, check them there as well.

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Very unpleased to see Nextcloud promote so much companies like Collabora that have commercial practices very unfair (sign an NDA to get access at prices among others and some extremely intrusive sales conditions like Rights of Collabora to conduct physical audit in your company ???..)…
Would be better to work and fix problems with the Free version in Nextcloud…

Go ahead - everything is Open Source.

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As far as I know the complete version without restrictions is not open-source anv not avalaible for download/install freely :frowning:

The source and the building tools are available. online/ at master · CollaboraOnline/online · GitHub helps you build your own docker environment.
You might as well be interested in GitHub - husisusi/ Script to install Office Online on Ubuntu 18.04 .
Or something like GitHub - tiredofit/docker-libreoffice-online: Dockerized LibreOffice online based on Debian w/ Zabbix Monitoring
Give your favorite search engine the chance to show you the associated info. Give yourself some weeks to understand the architecture. None of the options listed here are self explaining. This is where the commercial support from Collabora comes handy. All you need to build and change the environment is publicly available. After some digging around you’ll understand why it might be a good option for commercial instances to spend some money for qualified support. I’m not talking about small change here, but real money - where, for commercial organizations, every cent is worth being spent.