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Re: Star Office

Christopher C Chimelis (chris@classnet.med.miami.edu) wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Sep 1999 pjjarosz@cse.Buffalo.EDU wrote:
> > This came off the news service:
> > 
> > Sun Microsystems says its new office suite will break MS.
> > http://www.zdnn.com/a/zdnn091599/2334192/
> I caught this.  I haven't found any supporting stuff on Sun's site,
> though.

This was just discussed on the Rat Hat axp-list.

> > It seems as if it only supports x86 Linux, but Sun is going to release
> > the source (Im not sure what the license will be), so maybe we can work
> > something out with Sun to get a port to Alpha?  Either some of us try to 
> > port it to Debian Alpha or we lobby Sun to do it...
> I say we "lobby with an offer" in the same way that I did with Compaq and
> the compilers.  Just lobby for the port and also volunteer to test and
> help if needed.  I usually then plug the .deb package format as well (so
> they don't get RH-centric) and go from there.

Sounds good go me, but I have to question the chances of them doing this are? I mean I kinda doubt they would want to put
the SPARC against any more compititon if they can help it... JMHO though!

> > Can something like this be included in the dist?
> Depends on the licensing.  I guess we'll have to wait and find out.

There have been MANY articles on /. in the last two weeks on this, some imply it WON'T be a true Open Source license, and
others say it might. Guess, we'll have to wait and see...



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