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.
Sun will release StarOffice under the Sun Community Source License, which is not quite Open Source or Free Software license.
But it is still better than the old and more proprietary method.
The Slashdot story on the matter is at <http://slashdot.org/artic…1/1238213&mode=thread>