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LinuxProgramming.com: It's the Code Reuse

Oct 19, 2000, 17:13 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lou Grinzo)

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"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 me."

In his article "Bigger, not necessarily better", Evan Leibovitch says:

"'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.'"

"This strikes me as odd for a couple of reasons."

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