[was:Re: Why we speak about Free Software]

joack at joack at
Thu Apr 25 11:11:42 UTC 2002

On 24 Apr 2002, at 19:54, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 06:47:59PM +0100, Alex Hudson wrote:
> > On the brighter side, I got pulled up for this (saying OpenOffice
> > instead of in something I wrote recently by a
> > "volunteer marketer" for - so, this is obviously a
> > problem that they recognise, and there are people reading things and
> > making sure that people make the correct distinction between
> > StarOffice and Perhaps we can prod them a little so
> > that they also make the distinction between the types of licence as
> > well as the name  - although, they may well do that already, I don't
> > know.
> They should just make StarOffice free and you wouldn't have those
> problems.
SUN has just kindly agreed to go in the other direction. StarOffice 
has now to be paid for (as Version 6). Maybe that gets people 
noticing - maybe.


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