ConsultingTimes: Inside Sun: StarOffice Rolls Out Its Business Model
Mar 26, 2002, 16:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen E. Harris)
"CT: We're talking about both StarOffice and OpenOffice.
Could you elaborate a bit on the relation between the
"Rogers: Absolutely. We want the community to focus on
OpenOffice.org. We started OpenOffice with the development version
of 6.0, and it's been tremendously successful from a community
development standpoint. There are many people actively working with
it, and the number of downloads of the source is well over a
million. I think that OpenOffice.org is primarily perceived as the
community development site, but OpenOffice.org is also a binary
version of a fully functional office suite, that has had even more
downloads than the source.
"One of the things that is least well understood -- that you
seem to understand well -- is that this isn't a one-time drop at
OpenOffice.org. We're committed to the site and the synchronicity
between future OpenOffice.org and StarOffice releases. Our
developers develop directly into the OpenOffice.org code base. Then
when we build StarOffice, we take that base from OpenOffice and add
things to it..."