Why we speak about Free Software

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at dekkers.cx
Thu Apr 25 16:12:04 UTC 2002

On Thu, Apr 25, 2002 at 05:47:19PM +0200, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> >From jeroen at dekkers.cx Thu Apr 25 17:46:10 2002
> >> >They should just make StarOffice free and you wouldn't have those
> >> >problems.
> >>=20
> >> It seems simple to resquest this but it is obvious that they can't
> >> eve if they liked to do it...
> >And why not?
> Well this is widely known.....
Sorry, I don't have all uptodate news about non-free software.
> Star Division, the creatot of the beast (before Sun bought them) bought
> closed source software that is owned by others and linked into staroffice.

Then why doesn't Sun use only the OpenOffice code or buy the now
proprietary code?

Jeroen Dekkers
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