Re: Sun goes fully open source!
J Horacio MG wrote:
> > On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, Oki DZ wrote:
> > > Ben Collins wrote:
> > > > Not being able to distribute your changes, is not free speech. It's crap and they
> > > > are only hoping to capitalize on the hardwork of others without giving them
> > > > anything truly worthwhile in return.
> > >
> > > Hi, what about a free office suite? It's somekind of a return, isn't it?
> > > (http://www.sun.com/staroffice/).
> > Unless they changed the license recently, this (stareoffice) is only free
> > in the monetary sense, not the freedom sense.
> > I'd rather use Vim.
> So would I, and many others here, but you still need a good word
> processor, and StarOffice provides that.
I hope we don't get into the same kind of worst-of-all-possible-worlds
situation we've been in with Netscape, where they don't have much
motivation to fix bugs, but the code's not open for somebody else to fix
it. Starzilla, anyone?