Oracle Quits StarOffice

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  1. SweX

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    Full Story:http://www.itproportal.com/2011/04/17/oracle-says-quits-to-openoffice/

     
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  2. J_L

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    Re: Oracle Quits OpenOffice

    Title is misleading. Oracle just gave up on StarOffice, the commercial version of OpenOffice.
     
  3. SweX

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    Re: Oracle Quits OpenOffice

    Title fixed.

    I just posted the title from the article :oops:

    I have never heard of StarOffice before, and the article doesn't mention StarOffice anywhere.
    It's all about OpenOffice hmmm confused.
     
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    Re: Oracle Quits OpenOffice

    StarOffice is the commercial variant, and in fact the predecessor of Oo_Org. When they have open-sourced the code, it became Oo_Org and Sun kept StarOffice as a commercial product together with Oo_Org.
     
  5. SweX

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    Re: Oracle Quits OpenOffice

    I see :thumb:
     
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    Re: Oracle Quits OpenOffice

    Did Oracle ever use the name StarOffice? I thought the commerical product was renamed to Open Office when they acquired Sun. Hence the OP link doesn't mention StarOffice.

    I'm also wondering where this leaves LibreOffice?. This was forked from Open Office following tensions between Oracle and the Community...
     
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    Re: Oracle Quits OpenOffice

    Has nothing to do with Sun acquisition, as explained above. StarOffice was here ages before Oo_Org.
     
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    Re: Oracle Quits OpenOffice

    I was merely saying that StarOffice was renamed by Oracle to Oracle Open Office. That's why there's no mention of StarOffice in the article and why OP was confused slightly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oracle_Open_Office
     
  9. SweX

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    Re: Oracle Quits OpenOffice

    Exactly o_O
     
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    Re: Oracle Quits OpenOffice

    StarOffice is within this article, which is the source of the thread's article. Click the mentioned link.
     
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