"Free software evangelist and a self-styled saint in the
Church of EMACS Richard Stallman has blessed Sun's release of its
StarOffice suite in an email to The Register."
"The legendary hacker started the Free Software Foundation in
the 1984 to create a free software Unix like OS, and the also
drafted the GNU GPL license under which much of the Linux (or as he
insists, GNU/Linux) OS is released, although several other
significant open licenses are involved too. Stallman, more widely
referred to as rms, says it should even temper opinions of Sun
"StarOffice is such a big and important contribution to the Free
World that I feel we must reevaluate our view of Sun in
consequence. Even if they don't contribute anything else,
StarOffice constitutes a substantial change in their overall
treatment of our community. We have a responsibility to recognize
this," he writes."
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