Subject: [open-source] Sun to start charging for Star Office (fwd)
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From: Steve Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/20/2002 19:44:17
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Starting this May, Sun Microsystems will begin charging users for
the StarOffice office productivity suite. The software had been
available for free download for the last two years, but users had
indicated that they would be willing to pay for the product if
there were support provided. Sun will continue to offer free
downloads of the version of the product, which is
similar to StarOffice. Sun Vice President Mike Rogers said that
by offering the business suite for sale as well as the free
open-source version, the company hopes to serve both ends of the market.
(, 19 March 2002)

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