Nonprofit to Create Open Source Software

November 3, 2002

Mr. Kapor, who in 1982 created the first so-called killer app for personal computing, the Lotus 123 spreadsheet, and was a co-founder of the Lotus Development Corporation, has financed the new organization, the Open Source Applications Foundation, with $5 million of his own money. But he is also accepting donations. Andy Hertzfeld, a leader of the original Apple Macintosh development team, has joined as a full-time volunteer, and the foundation has five other employees, all based in San Francisco.

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