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out-surrealed by open source - helen-louise
out-surrealed by open source
You know, I am thoroughly in favour of open source software. But when I read something like "Build contributed in collaboration with the community by Sun Microsystems, Inc.", it makes me have sudden urges to donate my entire life savings to Microsoft.

Yes, I'm weird.

As for "This product has been created with contributions from the OpenOffice.org community, of which Sun Microsystems Inc. is the founding member. OpenOffice.org acknowledges all community members, especially those mentioned at http://www.openoffice.org/welcome/credits.html."...! Please, take my money, and make this horrible, woolly, lovey-dovey, inclusive credit go away! Next thing you know, they'll be thanking me for helping to save the left-handed lesbian disabled differently-abled whales, and an optional "knitting your own yogurt" component will pop up...

Current Mood: weird weird

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otterylexa From: otterylexa Date: 26th January 2006 01:14 (UTC) (Link)
Um, you're weird...
alexmc From: alexmc Date: 26th January 2006 07:52 (UTC) (Link)
REmember that Sun produced Star Office which got rolled into Open Office (I believe) so they have some justification to shout about how good their open source credentials are.

But yes, you're weird.
rjw1 From: rjw1 Date: 26th January 2006 13:13 (UTC) (Link)
actaully sun bought a company which had developed star office. did
some more work on it. released bits of it as openoffice.(there was soem db stuff they didnt). they now help openoffice but still sell star office as well. admiiiteldy thats so you can get support and make mamagers fell warm and fuzzy.

in fact SUN have now alsmot open sourced their entire stack of products. and you just have to pay for support if you want it.
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