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NewsForge: Sun-Microsoft Deal: Questionable Significance for OpenOffice.org

Apr 28, 2004, 11:30 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Cesarini)

"In January 200[2], Corel announced its intentions to spin off its various Linux products and not work on broadening its WordPerfect customer base beyond its existing audience. Now Microsoft has reached an agreement with Sun, settling their $4 billion lawsuit for $1.6 billion. Since Microsoft's total payment to Sun will come to well over 10 times the amount it paid to Corel, I wondered what impact if any this might have on OpenOffice.org...?"

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