"Sun Microsystems, in an e-mail sent to an open-source mailing
list Thursday, backpedaled on working with Apple Computer on the
development of a Mac OS X version of StarOffice.
"In the e-mail, Tony Siress, Sun's senior director of desktop
marketing solutions, wrote that 'Sun does not have a partnership
with Apple Computer to develop StarOffice for Mac OS X and is not
planning a Java StarOffice that would run on Mac OS X."'
"The e-mail would appear to contradict statements Siress made to
CNET News.com in an interview on July 26 about Sun's plans to
release a commercial version of StarOffice for Mac OS X as early as
next year. In that interview, Siress said that Sun was working on
the product with the cooperation of Apple..."