Oracle now charging US$90 for ODF-Office plug-in
Apr 21, 2010, 00:03 (15 Talkback[s])
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"Oracle has imposed a fee of US$90 per user on a
plug-in for Microsoft Office that was available at no cost under
Sun Microsystems' ownership.
"The tool allows Word, Excel and PowerPoint users to read, edit
and save documents in the ODF (Open Document Format), which is used
by the competing OpenOffice productivity suite.
"Sun, which was acquired by Oracle earlier this year, founded
the open-source project that created OpenOffice.
"Oracle continues to sponsor the project and sells two editions
of OpenOffice in product form."