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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tinfoil-hat anyone?
by l_km_n on Mon 28th Jul 2008 18:12 UTC
l_km_n
Member since:
2008-07-28

wait: novell and microsoft are in bed together, now novell-employee shoots at sun about successful office-software...

makes me a bit suspicious

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RE: tinfoil-hat anyone?
by zimbatm on Mon 28th Jul 2008 18:42 in reply to "tinfoil-hat anyone?"
zimbatm Member since:
2005-08-22

So true. Translation from http://go-oo.org/discover :
* Added MS Office format
* Startup time is now 1 sec instead of 1.5 sec. Woot !
* Fixed a bug (see Improved Excel interoperability)
* Added Mono support

I love the part in the developer section where the howtos point to the OO wiki.

:-p

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RE[2]: tinfoil-hat anyone?
by calc on Thu 31st Jul 2008 23:48 in reply to "RE: tinfoil-hat anyone?"
calc Member since:
2005-07-06

So true. Translation from http://go-oo.org/discover :
* Added MS Office format
* Startup time is now 1 sec instead of 1.5 sec. Woot !
* Fixed a bug (see Improved Excel interoperability)
* Added Mono support

I love the part in the developer section where the howtos point to the OO wiki.

:-p


Fixed a lot more than 1 bug, there are 750+ patches for 3.0 currently in ooo-build.

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RE: tinfoil-hat anyone?
by KAMiKAZOW on Mon 28th Jul 2008 22:00 in reply to "tinfoil-hat anyone?"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

It's not like Sun and MS don't have any contracts.... http://news.cnet.com/2100-1001_3-5184297.html?hhTest=1

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RE: tinfoil-hat anyone?
by Phloptical on Tue 29th Jul 2008 01:20 in reply to "tinfoil-hat anyone?"
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

abso-tively, posi-lutely!

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