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"Open Source Is In Our Blood," Says Sun's Jonathan Schwartz
"Chalk One Up for Open Standards," Schwartz Blogs, on the 4th Birthday of OpenOffice.org

"No matter what the cynics say," wrote Sun president and COO Joanthan Schwartz in his blog this week, "since its inception, Sun has been a believer in and contributor to open source communities - after all, we were built on an open source operating system. Open source is in our blood, not just our press releases and billboards."

The occasion for these comments? The fourth "birthday" of OpenOffice.org.

"Congratulations, folks," Schwartz continued, "No one can possibly doubt that we're making a difference."

Schwartz noted that, in the four years since Sun's contribution of StarOffice to the open source community, it has been downloaded tens of millions of times, and the European Union has recently recommended OpenOffice.org as the basis for standard file formats and document interchange.

"Chalk one up for open standards," Schwartz noted. "The competition's on the run."

It was "one of the single largest open sourcing efforts in the history of the industry," Schwartz added.

"Granted, I haven't done a line count in a while," hew wrote, "but it's a massive codebase, managed and evolved by a global community of folks interested in enhancing, evolving, innovating and localizing the fastest growing office productivity suite on the market. Millions of lines of code managed by a global team, committed to affordability, universal access, and security."

About Jeremy Geelan
Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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I wish Sun would look at patents in a different way. They are best friends with Microsoft but Microsoft has the right to sue OpenOffice users over the XML patent. Sun didnt make a deal with them on that issue, other than give MS the right to sue, when MS paid a settlement to Sun. The other thing is Sun is ok with this so it can sell StarOffice which gives end-users indemnification from MS patent lawsuits, according to the settlement.

Part II: Kodak wins the Java lawsuit. Now Java developers and end-users are vulnerable to Kodak attacking them. Again, Sun did NOT made deals with Kodak to protect their developers or end-users. What is up with that?

Happy Birthday, OpenOffice.org! :-))


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cdrworm wrote: I wish Sun would look at patents in a different way. They are best friends with Microsoft but Microsoft has the right to sue OpenOffice users over the XML patent. Sun didnt make a deal with them on that issue, other than give MS the right to sue, when MS paid a settlement to Sun. The other thing is Sun is ok with this so it can sell StarOffice which gives end-users indemnification from MS patent lawsuits, according to the settlement. Part II: Kodak wins the Java lawsuit. Now Java developers and end-users are vulnerable to Kodak attacking them. Again, Sun did NOT made deals with Kodak to protect their developers or end-users. What is up with that?
opensourcer wrote: Happy Birthday, OpenOffice.org! :-))
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