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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Slashed

I want to set the record straight on this Slashtard contention that OpenOffice.org has an uncertain future. Nothing could be further from the truth.

First of all, what kind of headline is "The Uncertain Future of OpenOffice.org"??? It sounds like a statement of fact when in reality it is little more than troll bait.

There are now over 100 friggin million downloads of OpenOffice crawling around out there. That's a helluva user base comprised largely of people who refuse to give Microsoft any money. As the Borg work their way into China, these numbers are sure to grow exponentially.

So Sun controls the code base, is that such a problem? Do you want Beastmaster Bill to slip some Clippy code in there when you're not looking? I didn't think so.

Slashdot is a mixed bag. It's supposed to be a forum for Stuff that Matters, but sometimes I wish these guys would just have a Coke and Smile and shut the fuck up.

4 comments:

Steve Ballmer said...

I plan to utterly destroy OO!

Anonymous said...

When you run an Open Source Project you're suppose hand over some control.

It's like the community being the shareholders for OpenOffice.org

Fake Jonathan said...

Anonymous, there are two sides to this story:

http://blogs.sun.com/webmink/entry/sca_r_office

This blog suggests Michael Meeks is intentionally confusing Community Norms and Community Agreements in order to make his competitor look bad.

Have fun playing in his sandbox.

Anonymous said...

Nope, the following blog merely confirms the problem even further:

http://blogs.sun.com/jpblog/entry/openoffice_org_moves_forward

 
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