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Sun promoting OpenOffice through pop-up ads

Sun is using pop-up ads to pitch open-source software. What will they think of next?

Vlad Mazek

I guess it works for V1@gr@ and security software, so why shouldn't Sun advertise OpenOffice through obnoxious pop-up ads? Install Java, get...spam?

Seems like a used car salesman approach to pitching open-source software. How the mighty have fallen.

I can see Sun's next ploy now:

Dear Sir/M,
I am Mr.David Mark. an Auditor of a BANK OF THE NORTH INTERNATIONAL,ABUJA (FCT). I have the courage to Crave indulgence for this important business of OpenOffice(!!!) believing that you will never let me down either now or in the future. Some years ago, an American Mining consultant/ contractor with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, made a numbered time (fixed)deposit for twelve calendar months of 12 million copies of OpenOffice, valued $0M.USD (ZILCH US DOLLARS) in an account.

On maturity, The bank sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, The bank sent another reminder and finally his contract employers, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation wrote to inform the bank that he died without MAKING A WILL, and all attempts by the American Embassy to trace his next of kin was fruitless.

This OpenOffice software is still sitting on my servers as dormant Account. No one will ever come forward to claim it, and according to Nigerian Banking policy, after some years, the money will revert to the ownership of the igerian Government if the account owner is certified dead.

This is the situation, and my proposal is that I am looking for a foreigner who will stand in as the next of kin to beneficiary, and DOWNLOAD a this OpenOffice software abroad to facilitate the transfer of this free software. This is simple, all you have to do is to DOWNLOAD the software anywhere in the world.


Perhaps billions will click to download.