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Re:I agree with anonymous (Re: creepy)

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on November 19, 2006 01:36 AM
>> It'd be interesting to see Microsoft try to sue Sun, since Sun not only is a joint copyright holder in any code that gets accepted into OpenOffice.org, but also sells StarOffice.

This has already been dealt with...

See: <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/09/16/HNopenoffice_1.html" title="infoworld.com">http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/09/16/HNopeno<nobr>f<wbr></nobr> fice_1.html</a infoworld.com>

Apparently, M$ made friends with Sun before Novell.

M$ may think they are weak to fight the GPL alone or against many important corporations in association, I don't know.

What if they want to isolate IBM?

They also want their format OpenXML (riddled with their IP) to win over ODF. What if they want to contaminate ODF with their IP, too, thereby equalising things?

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