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ZDNet: Office Politics

Oct 25, 2000, 21:28 (57 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Evan Leibovitch)

"In dumping AbiWord in favor of OpenOffice, is the GNOME world listening too hard to the sound of money?"

"The GNOME Foundation, clearly salivating over OpenOffice and Sun's embracing of its desktop, appears to be abandoning some of GNOME's longtime friends. In its description of the GNOME Foundation, Sun says the group has already decided that it is

"adopting OpenOffice [...] as the core of the office productivity software for GNOME Office."

"Hello? Has the Foundation forgotten that GNOME Office already had some pretty darn good core components? Let's have a look a second quote from another corner of this world:

"Our goal is to become the World's Word Processor."

"That piece of modesty comes not from anyone involved in OpenOffice, but rather from Martin Sevior, one of the core developers of the open source AbiWord project. AbiWord was the word processor component of GNOME Office... until Sun showed up."

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