LinuxToday.com.au: Sun dances the dance, pours the source
Oct 22, 2000, 19:39 (4 Talkback[s])
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"This week Sun Microsystems finally lifted the lid on the source
code to their office suite, StarOffice. Weighing in at over 9
million lines of code, the release classes as the biggest ever gift
of code to the community by a corporation, and fulfills the wishes
of thousands of developers worldwide, who have been clambering to
get their mitts on StarOffice."
"What should you know about the release?"
"1. StarOffice has been renamed OpenOffice, (in a rather obvious
and rather clichéd attempt to woo the open source developers
who have made projects such and Linux, GNOME and KDE possible), and
will be run as an open source project under the GNU General Public
Licence through OpenOffice.org."
"2. It's heavy. Not only does the release weigh in at 9 million
lines of code, but according to Sun officials, much of that code is
uncommented and undocumented. Some of the comments are in German
(get out that Babelfish, people!), and from my experience coding,
most of them are bound to be cryptic...."
- ZDNet UK: Sun code move applauded, But will user expectations spoil its chances?
(Oct 20, 2000)
- LinuxProgramming.com: It's the Code Reuse(Oct 19, 2000)
- OpenOffice.org: Hackers Guide to Participating in OpenOffice.org(Oct 19, 2000)
- ZDNet: Bigger, not necesarily better - StarOffice's open sourcing isn't the breakthrough some believe(Oct 19, 2000)
- TechWeb: New Role For Sun: Linux Booster?(Oct 18, 2000)
- ZDNet: Is StarOffice Sun's "Survivor"?(Oct 16, 2000)
- KDE.org: KDE and OpenOffice(Oct 16, 2000)
- Funky Penguin: Is OpenOffice the future of productivity in Linux?(Oct 15, 2000)
- LinuxPlanet: A Hands-On Review of the Open Source OpenOffice(Oct 13, 2000)
- CNET News.com: StarOffice source code release sinks website(Oct 13, 2000)
- ZDNet UK: Sun StarOffice: Open source for the masses(Oct 13, 2000)
- StarOffice Code Released in Largest Open Source Project(Oct 13, 2000)