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[2]: Not news
by alexandru_lz on Mon 28th Jul 2008 19:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Not news"
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Well, yes, but apparenly, they do it for Everyone's Good while Sun is just ripping people off.

I call bullshiFt on this, really. I'm sure that if a Sun developer had been interviewed about Go-OO, he'd have said the same thing, only reversed (Novell is not open enough with Go=OO, bring us all your codez).

Business is still business, even if you're selling open-source work, and this is the best proof.

Edit: I can already see Balmer's argument. Why switch to open office, when these guys can't even decide which one is really open, and take their time to fight each other instead of actually writing some code? Frankly, I'd really buythat argument.

Edited 2008-07-28 19:55 UTC

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