“First of all, Google and StarOffice are, in some ways, an odd
fit. Google is at its most admirably Google-esque when it marches
its own drummer, delivering useful tools that are anything but
clones of existing products. Examples: Gmail, Google Maps, Google
Earth, and, oh yeah, the Google Search engine itself.
“By contrast, StarOffice (and OpenOffice.org, its free
open-source variant) are mostly about doing things very much like
the competition–Microsoft Office, natch–but doing a lot more