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CNET News.com: StarOffice source code release sinks website

Oct 13, 2000, 18:03 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erich Luening, Stephen Shankland)

"Sun Microsystems released the source code for its StarOffice software suite Friday--almost."

"The effort to spur adoption of the office applications package and secure the good will of the sometimes prickly open-source programming community went awry when demand for the software sunk the Web site."

"Please excuse our technical difficulties. At about 5:45 a.m. PST, our Web server was brought down by a veritable tsunami of hits,"a note posted to the OpenOffice Web site said. The site was gradually restored as the morning progressed."

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