"What to make of Sun's release of the OpenOffice source
code? There are probably nearly as many ways to look at this as
there are lines of code in the package (which number in the
millions), but one that was mentioned on ZDNet surprised
In his article "Bigger, not necessarily better", Evan Leibovitch
"'Mind you, just because you can get the source code to
OpenOffice, doesn't necessarily mean you're going to want it. The
sheer volume of the code requires more than three gigabytes of hard
disk space in which to build, and compiles have been reported to
take more than 20 hours to complete. I'm no programmer, and I have
better things to do with 20 hours.'"
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