"Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced the new
StarOffice NOW program that can be used by educational
institutions, magazine publishers, OEMs, service providers,
resellers, integrators, user groups, small businesses and end users
that want to redistribute or use StarOffice, the full featured
office productivity suite, in low volume."
"The StarOffice NOW program allows us to partner closely
with our customers by giving them the opportunity to add
significant value to their products and ultimately their customers
at little or no cost," said Marco Boerries, vice president and
general manager, Webtop and Application Software, Sun
Microsystems. "Service providers, educational institutions and
businesses can now participate in a number of CD distribution and
co-marketing activities that take advantage of both the Sun
Microsystems and StarOffice software brands."
"By accessing the StarOffice NOW Web site at
http://www.sun.com/staroffice/starofficenow , companies can select
the method of StarOffice software distribution that best fits their
business needs. Distribution methods include:
-- Offering StarOffice product CDs through magazine publications.
-- Combining StarOffice CDs with other products as a value-add.
-- Pre-installing StarOffice software on PCs before shipment.
-- Utilizing StarOffice software for internal use.
-- Hosting a web-link to Sun's StarOffice Web site.
-- Hosting the StarOffice Suite on a Web site.