Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Mon 28th Jul 2008 17:32 UTC, submitted by zaboing
Oracle and SUN In an interview with, Novell developer Michael Meeks talks mostly about Sun's lack of openness in regards to 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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RE[6]: Novell - Sun
by alexandru_lz on Mon 28th Jul 2008 23:47 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Novell - Sun"
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Thanks for the well-informed lines -- I'd mod your comment up if I could :-). NeoOffice didn't even cross my mind, despite being a Mac user (I use OpenOffice, but only for occasionally viewing PPT/DOC files that I receive, I'm mainly a LaTeX/LyX user). I wasn't aware of Go-OO being included in Ubuntu, either.

However, I still feel it is somewhat wrong that Novell and Microsoft managed to reach a compromise, while Novell and Sun, two companies that are supposedly promoting open source software, could not.

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