Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Mon 28th Jul 2008 17:32 UTC, submitted by zaboing
Oracle and SUN In an interview with derStandard.at, Novell developer Michael Meeks talks mostly about Sun's lack of openness in regards to OpenOffice.org. He goes as far as stating that if Sun dropped out of OOo-development this "wouldn't be an entirely negative thing". He also goes on to talk about promoting Go-oo instead, and emphasizes the importance of breaking down the barriers between GNOME and KDE.
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Novell - Sun
by jbijnens on Mon 28th Jul 2008 17:48 UTC
jbijnens
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2005-12-30

Novell employees should take a bit more care about what they are saying.
Sun has bought StarDivision in the past. StarDivision is the original developer of StarOffice.
It was Sun who has opensourced StarOffice.
This was/is the basis of OpenOffice.
So without Sun there was no OpenOffice.

Just my 2c,

John Bijnens

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