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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jboss1995
Member since:
2007-05-02

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

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

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


I'm not following you.

Why would anyone pay for a "Sun ODF plugin for Microsoft Office" if they actually used OpenOffice?

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26



I'm not following you.

Why would anyone pay for a "Sun ODF plugin for Microsoft Office" if they actually used OpenOffice?


They don't expect anyone to pay which is the point.

Oracle is likely charging a high price so people/companies who are currently using MS Office install OpenOffice instead of a plug-in to access ODF files. It's a move to increase marketshare.

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