[PC-BSD Testing] OOs is dead. Long live OOo.

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Mon Apr 18 14:44:09 PDT 2011

On 04/18/2011 4:29 PM, Rainer Duffner wrote:
> Am 18.04.2011 um 23:21 schrieb Arthur Koziol:
>> Anti-Oracle? Maybe, but it's what a lot of us knew was going to 
>> happen in the end. Open Solaris went first. I think there are 
>> rumblings with OpenJava. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop on 
>> that one too. I vaguely remember reading that it's one of the reasons 
>> Apple yanked Java or some such thing from OS X? Isn't it a bit hard 
>> to *not* be anti-Oracle considering how prevalent and positive many 
>> of these technologies were? Oracle lost a huge cash cow with Open 
>> Office IMHO. Good projects gone down the toilet.
> A cash-cow?
> Somethings almost nobody wanted to pay up for?
> Hands up who bought a box-edition of StarOffice while it was available!

Ok, the brain is thinking one thing and the hands another. By cash cow I 
meant there was paid support being offered even if the suite itself was 
free. Whereas now, it's community support. The companies that adopted it 
likely had a support contract. Now, they'll be SOL.

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