Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:22 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Oracle and SUN "Today we welcome Oracle's donation of code that has previously been proprietary to the Apache Software Foundation, it is great to see key user features released in a form that can be included into LibreOffice."
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Now if they would just give Java....
by pantheraleo on Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:30 UTC
pantheraleo
Member since:
2007-03-07

Now if they would just give Java to the Apache Foundation, life would be great. Of course, that will never happen. But at least they did the right thing with OpenOffice. Kind of saw this one coming. Oracle has no interest at all in an office suite.

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Oracle has no interest at all in an office suite.

No. Not if they aren't making money from it.

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pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

No. Not if they aren't making money from it.


Even if they could make money off of it, it wouldn't be enough for them to be interested in it. It just doesn't fit their overall business strategy.

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oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

" Oracle has no interest at all in an office suite.

No. Not if they aren't making money from it.
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Libreoffice and Openoffice both can operate as services providing document conversion. This is a feature of value to Oracle. Now its not worth fighting with the community and ending up poorer quality document conversion in other products Oracle sells.

So yes their is a reason for Oracle to remain interested. The OpenOffice program does allow Oracle to provide customers with better products.

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