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OpenOffice 2, the freeware version of Sun Microsystems StarOffice 8, is a great deal for home and small-businesses users who don't mind browsing online forums for tech support. But enterprise users are better served by StarOffice 8.
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Oracle cedes control of the OpenOffice.org code base to the Apache Software Foundation Incubator project.
OpenOffice.org fans strike out on their own with the Document Foundation and LibreOffice--without Oracle's backing.
By retaining too much corporate control over OpenOffice, Sun is inhibiting its development.
The answer shouldn't always be "Make it a choice!" Good design is often (indeed is usually) about constraining choice rather than expanding it.
OpenOffice has won the hearts and pocketbook of the State of Pahang in Malaysia.
Could Google benefit from a stronger OpenOffice? Perhaps. Google could invest a tremendous amount of resources to improve OpenOffice, but with the same amount of resources it could come up with a pretty killer Google Docs offering. So why bother with O
Sun is opening up the OpenOffice project to outside contributors in new ways.
Microsoft, not content with 95 percent of the office productivity market, appears to want to take an additional few percentage points from OpenOffice.