Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Aug 2006 17:32 UTC, submitted by benmhall
Mac OS X NeoOffice has released a 2.0 beta version of its OpenOffice-based office suite for Mac OS X, now with aqua look and feel. You can join the beta program for 10 or 25 USD, depending on purchase date.
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Support the Developer
by Macrat on Tue 1st Aug 2006 18:29 UTC
Macrat
Member since:
2006-03-27

Heaven forbid you be willing to throw $25 in to support the developer.

But I guess when you still live in your parent's basement, you don't know what is required to work for a living.

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RE: Support the Developer
by anonymousbrowser on Wed 2nd Aug 2006 01:30 in reply to "Support the Developer"
anonymousbrowser Member since:
2006-04-28

willingly donating $25 is somewhat different from being forced to cough up $25 just to download and test a beta version for them, it's just plain greedy.

So, is all of Neooffice LGPL'd or do they keep all their contributions non-free? we require a source code release anyway, does "it's in CVS" count as far as providing source code goes?

Unfotunately it's these kind of practices which would turn me against a particular project and discourage me from supporting it in the future, even when available free of charge.

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RE[2]: Support the Developer
by tristan on Wed 2nd Aug 2006 02:11 in reply to "RE: Support the Developer"
tristan Member since:
2006-02-01

we require a source code release anyway, does "it's in CVS" count as far as providing source code goes?

Yes.

Also, IIRC, they don't actually have to release the source code per se, just give you a copy (or make a copy available) if you ask for it.

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