Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Apr 2010 20:24 UTC, submitted by Governa
Oracle and SUN When Oracle announced its intentions to buy Sun Microsystems, many were worried about the future of Sun's large open source software portfolio, which includes things like Solaris, Java, MySQL, and more. It seems like Oracle is still struggling with what to do with the large body of products Sun entails; they've started charging 90 USD per user for the Microsoft Office ODF plugin.
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Ok i see a strategic move here.
by jboss1995 on Tue 20th Apr 2010 20:42 UTC
jboss1995
Member since:
2007-05-02

but cant see where they are trying to go with it. anyone?

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Probably a move to encourage people/companies to install OpenOffice instead of a plug-in to access ODF files.

They certainly aren't looking to make a business out of selling $90 plug-ins that have a minimum 100 license purchase.

At some point Larry will expect big corps to start paying for OpenOffice. He's not going to run it as a charity or even as a long play against Microsoft. If big corps are saving money by using it then he'll expect a cut.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

At some point Larry will expect big corps to start paying for OpenOffice.


Unlike the Sun ODF plugin, OpenOffice.org IS open source.

http://lwn.net/Articles/272202/

http://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/44947-how-suite-the...

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jboss1995 Member since:
2007-05-02

OIC. so if you use openoffice you don't have to pay.

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