Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Aug 2005 13:40 UTC
Oracle and SUN A British executive for Sun said on Friday that the release date for the company's StarOffice 8 suite would now be September 12, almost two months later than originally anticipated. The office productivity software sees wide use in the Linux community, and includes word processing and spreadsheet applications.
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RE: A stretch
by rm6990 on Sun 14th Aug 2005 17:00 UTC in reply to "A stretch"
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2005-07-04

Yet somehow, that seems to make it into the OSNews headline as "MS Pressure". Precisely what pressure was applied by Microsoft that caused the delay of Star Office 8?

Don't you know that exciting headlines, albeit almost never true, generate more ad revenue? MS Pressure is much more exciting than Sun Loses Contract. The first thing I thought when I saw that was that MS had threatened a patent lawsuit or something. So, of course, I click on the story....but it really had nothing exciting. Journalistic ethics are so low nowadays that this is nothing...in-fact, quite normal.

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RE[2]: A stretch
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 14th Aug 2005 17:35 in reply to "RE: A stretch"
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2005-06-29

Don't you know that exciting headlines, albeit almost never true, generate more ad revenue?

For the millionth time: We do NOT get payed at OSNews! How many times do I have to repeat that before it gets through?

Journalistic ethics are so low nowadays that this is nothing...in-fact, quite normal.

Go complain at BetaNews, *they* supplied the news. Is it my right to change the original author's intentions?

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RE[3]: A stretch
by on Sun 14th Aug 2005 17:49 in reply to "RE[2]: A stretch"
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For the billion time, if you want to be called an editor, act like one.

It is not only your right, but your obligation to provide truthful headlines, even if they vary from whatever source you are linking to.

It would do you wonders to take a journalism class before you feel entitled to act and respond the way you do.

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RE[3]: A stretch
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 14th Aug 2005 17:55 in reply to "RE[2]: A stretch"
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2005-06-29

...other than that, there *is* pressure from Microsoft, as they are in *direct* competition with Sun in this field, so there *inherently* is pressure.

It's not my problem that people see "Pressure from MS" and think: "Lawsuits! Patent issues! Anti competative behaviour!". It says more about the *reader* than about the author.

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RE[3]: A stretch
by on Sun 14th Aug 2005 17:56 in reply to "RE[2]: A stretch"
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Quite a rude answer for an editor.

BetaNews is responsible for the content on their pages but OSN editors are responsible for missleading titles on www.osnews.com.

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RE[3]: A stretch
by rm6990 on Sun 14th Aug 2005 23:35 in reply to "RE[2]: A stretch"
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2005-07-04

Care to point out where exactly I insinuated that OSNews was at fault for the headline?

Oh, and it is our ad clicks that are paying for this site, so jumping down our throats while imagining we said things we really didn't is incredibly unprofessional.

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RE[2]: A stretch
by RGCook on Mon 15th Aug 2005 17:06 in reply to "RE: A stretch"
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2005-07-12

Precisely what pressure? If you can't see the pressure that MS Office exerts on OOo, you my friend are blind. Let's not split hairs under the false pretense of journalistic integrity. For crying out loud, MICROSOFT is the owner and developer of MS Office. That is *Precisely* how they factor into providing pressure.

Rather than microanalyze the freaking headline, just acknowledge the real issue. Pull your head out of the sand and go to war, don't attack us.

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