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.

#8 Problematic License?

by MattyT <>

Wednesday September 1st, 1999 5:37 PM

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SCSL is NOT "open source", or under any normal definition of "free".

The best option to ignore it. It is tempting for companies to do this, but the community must clearly say it is not good enough!