Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Dec 2006 22:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian The first fruit of the recently announced Novell/Microsoft interoperability agreement arrived on Dec. 4, with Novell's announcement that its version of the OpenOffice productivity suite will now support the Microsoft Office Open XML format. The release candidate of Novell's modified version of OpenOffice.org 2.02 is now available for Windows for free download by registered Novell users.
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RE[3]: Say what you want
by archiesteel on Tue 5th Dec 2006 00:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Say what you want"
archiesteel
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My response was only due to the wording of the article blurb, i.e. "The release candidate of Novell's modified version of OpenOffice.org 2.02 is now available for Windows for free download by registered Novell users."

The sentence is ambiguous...does it mean it will only be available for registered Novell users? As others have pointed out, OpenOffice is GPLed, so they wouldn't be able to stop it from being redistributed.

I also note (which I hadn't before) that it says "for Windows"...which means that right now it's not available for Linux.

I'm adopting the same attitude as you for now: sit back and watch...though I have to say I will be watching *very* closely. :-)

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