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From Cor Nouws <>
Subject Re: A little OOo history
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:33:26 GMT
Manfred A. Reiter wrote (07-06-11 17:51)
> 2011/6/7 Danese Cooper<>:

>> Well...the original owner of the code, Marco Boerries, was really
>> fond of the name OpenOffice.  No other name would do.  However,
>> Sun's lawyers were not willing to endorse a name that they couldn't
>> secure worldwide trademarks on.  There was an existing proprietary
>> software package sold in the South Korean market that was using the
>> name OpenOffice.
> In Switzerland, there is the brand name "Open Office" as well. - So
> be careful. ;-)

And OpenOffice is a registered trademark in the BeNeLux (
But prolly Simon Brouwer already told (I did not check all maisl from
last days.)

  - Cor

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