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OpenOffice.org: StarOffice source code release is imminent

Oct 12, 2000, 18:45 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Roth)

[ Thanks to Stuart Ballard for this link. ]

"I would like to tell you about our plans for this week. First and foremost, we intend to make the code available by morning-time on Friday, 10/13. WWW.OpenOffice.Org will have a new front page, and from here you will be able to get access to all of the projects. There will be projects for the XML formats and specifications, as well as the APIs. Be aware that what we are releasing is an early version of the source for StarOffice 6.0. This is our next generation platform, and our own engineers will be developing out of the CVS repository on OpenOffice.Org."

"I also want to let you know a bit more about the project. We have been working very closely with our partner, CollabNet, to put OpenOffice.Org together. On 10/13, the site will reflect the beginning of our journey in the open source community. While the code repository and the projects will ready, certain items are in transition. This includes the status of the foundation, roadmaps and certain copyright issues. This is the largest project of its kind, and in many ways something that has never been tried on this scale before. As such, it will take a little time before many of these issues are completely resolved. We ask your patience as we move toward this goal."

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