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OpenOffice Slams 'Desperate' Microsoft Claims

May 15, 2007, 13:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gregg Keizer)

"OpenOffice.org has dismissed Microsoft's assertion that its open-source application suite violates 45 of its patents as 'a desperate act.'

"'It's just hard to put into credible terms,' said Louis Suarez-Potts, a community manager for OpenOffice.org and seven-year veteran of the all-volunteer group. 'I don't understand what motivated Microsoft to risk so much with a position that can only serve to alienate [enterprise] customers, as well as those millions of people who use Linux...'"

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