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dot.KDE: Open Letter to Alan Yates of Microsoft

“In your rather long, and doubtlessly well researched, reply to
the declaration, you make many points which I will not address
here, since others, better suited than me, have already done so.
There is, however, one point where I feel that you have been
gravely misinformed by your research staff.

“That point is the following. On page 7, and continuing on page
8 you write:

“The draft policy identifies four products that support the
OpenDocument format: Sun’s StarOffice, OpenOffice.org, KOffice, and
IBM Workplace. In reality, these products are slight variations of
the same StarOffice code base, which Sun acquired from a German
company in 1999…”

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