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[2]: A stretch
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 14th Aug 2005 17:35 UTC in reply to "RE: A stretch"
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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, 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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v RE[4]: A stretch
by on Sun 14th Aug 2005 19:04 in reply to "RE[3]: A stretch"
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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...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[4]: A stretch
by wolfman3k5 on Tue 16th Aug 2005 14:09 in reply to "RE[3]: A stretch"
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Your conduct is improper. You need to watch your attitude and your language when you make comments. There is presure on you as I can see, or at least you think there is presure. Also, don't post every piece of crap here and then complain thatm people don't like it. Maybe more and more will stop reading the site. Where is Eugenia by the way? She had better posts and comments!

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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

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RE[4]: A stretch
by Celerate on Sun 14th Aug 2005 19:39 in reply to "RE[3]: A stretch"
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Actually the article title is exactly what the BetaNews title is, changing that would be more dishonest imo than changing it to fit your approval since this is just a stub linking to the BN article.

OSNews editors should pick appropriate titles for their own work, but they shouldn't be expected to come up with better titles for other people's work. OSNews links to a lot of articles from other sites, this is something I appreciate but it also means that the editors won't have time to come up with new titles for every article they link to. You can either live with it, or bother the editors until they stop listing any articles but their own.

OSNews editors: Consider the format "BetaNews: [title]" or "Slashdot: [title]" when writing stubs to other articles like this so it will be clear that you are quoting the title from that site and aren't liable for the wording.

Nit Pickers: Nothing is perfect, especially journalism and software; you can either be glad that the mistakes are only small, or complain that there are mistakes. It all comes down to whether the glass is half full or half empty for you, but being pessimistic and complaining about everything isn't cool and won't make you popular here.

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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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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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