Nextcloud announced on Wednesday AEST that the two companies would offer Collabora Online Office — as Collabora's implementation of LibreOffice is called — in the cloud for both personal and business use.
This offering would be a full cloud document suite, able to handle all major document, presentations and spreadsheet formats, and also provide privacy and security.
The "shared editing" capability will allow teams to see changes of one editor in real time, avoiding editing and versioning conflicts and complementing the built-in secure chat and WebRTC video conferencing in Nextcloud.
Nextcloud community manager Jos Poortvliet was quoted in a media release as saying: "Together we are expanding the Collabora Online Development Edition to make it available as an easy to user Docker image for simple deployment of an easy-to-use, up-to-date Online Office solution integrated in Nextcloud for anybody. At the same time, Nextcloud and Collabora announce availability of our joint offering for our enterprise customers."
Veteran open source developer Michael Meeks, who is the general manager for Collabora Productivity, said: "Nextcloud is a community focused project. Making a secure and up-to-date solution for online document editing available to everybody was a key concern for their community and we're proud to have been able to deliver that together with Nextcloud."
The managing director of Nextcloud, Frank Karlitsche, said: "Working with Collabora and the LibreOffice community enables us to provide a great solution to our enterprise customers. We're proud to partner with Collabora the creators of LibreOffice Online to enable our community and customers to run their own Online Office suite."