Like most Open Source projects, AbiWord started as a cathedral, but
has become more like a bazaar. AbiWord is part of a larger project
known as AbiSource, which was started by the SourceGear Corporation. The goal of
the project was the development of a cross-platform, Open Source office suite
beginning with AbiWord, the project's word processor.
SourceGear released the source code to AbiWord and a developer community
quickly formed around the project. SourceGear has since then stopped working on
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