StarOffice Now Free From Sun

Wednesday September 1st, 1999

Oliver Strutynski writes, "Sun has aquired the German software company Star-Division and is now giving away their product, StarOffice, for free. They also plan to release the source code under a 'community license'. Star-Office is an MS Office compatible office software running on a variety of platforms including Win32, Solaris, OS/2 and Linux."

From what I recall, StarOffice was free to individuals before Sun's purchase of StarDivision, but the release of the source code is a great step.

#6 Problematic License?

by Anon

Wednesday September 1st, 1999 10:21 AM

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My understanding is that the SCSL (Sun Community Source License) is much more restrictive than most Open Source licenses. Would be much better if they released it under the MPL (Mozilla Public License).

Mike Crist