"Today at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Monterey,
California, Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced it will release the
source code of its StarOffice Suite, a leading, high quality,
office productivity application software suite, to the open source
community under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Sun also
will be formed and managed by Collab.Net and will serve as the
coordination point for the source code, the definition of XML-based
file formats, and the definition of language-independent office
application programming interfaces (APIs.)"
"'Sun's open-sourcing of StarOffice Suite is the single
largest open-source software contribution in GPL history and it
adds a key application suite to the open source portfolio,'
said Marco Boerries, vice president and general manager of webtop
and application software at Sun Microsystems, Inc."