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From Fernando Cassia <fcas...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Symphony code in AOO 4.0
Date Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:53:18 GMT
On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> I'm reading FUD, from the usual misinformed suspects, saying that the
> "IBM donation to AOO is pure marketing fluff" and "IBM faked the
> donation of the Symphony code" and "IBM did not donate anything".   I
> can certainly sympathize with leaders of communities that can only be
> held together by irrational fears.  It is not easy to maintain that
> peak level of paranoia.

could that be someone who worked at Burson Marsteller ? am I thinking
about the same Public Relations specialist?

A PR guy being a master of spin? surely some mistake.... (sarcasm)

http://pages.citebite.com/k9g2s1t6neji

"history has shown that the proprietary StarOffice and Oracle Open
Office have never been able to generate any visible turnover (and have
not attracted a single company)" (...) "None of these companies – some
of them very large, up to 100.000 seats – ever asked for a license of
Sun StarOffice."

https://blogs.oracle.com/ontherecord/entry/staroffice_8_and_sixth_annual
"The Sixth Annual eWEEK Excellence Award winners posted yesterday.
This year almost 800 entries were submitted for the award, from which
19 winners in different categories were chosen. StarOffice 8 is the
Productivity Applications category winner."

http://philwilson.org/blog/2006/07/bristol-adopts-odf
"Bristol City Council has joined the ODF Alliance, The Council already
uses StarOffice instead of Microsoft Office "

"Largest implementation of Sun's StarOffice office productivity suite
in the UK retail sector"
http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/jessops-develops-new-point-of-sale-and-desktop-infrastructure-to-achieve-2m-pounds-sterling-cost-saving-154678395.html

"By centralising our POS management and moving to StarOffice, we will
not only save money, we will have a centralised view of each and every
Jessops store across the UK. "

India insurance firm moves 10,000 seats to StarOffice
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/02/06/1075854037075.html

" Banca Popolare di Milano

4,500 SUSE Linux desktops with a Mozilla web browser, web client for
Lotus Notes, * Sun’s StarOffice suite*, and a Java-based custom suite
of banking applications in its 500 branch offices."

HDFC Bank uses StarOffice
http://computer.financialexpress.com/20050228/market01.shtml

So how does this compare to claims that "None of these companies ever
asked for a license of Sun StarOffice." ?? and "not a single company"

Wonder how anyone still takes him seriously...
FC
-- 
During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
- George Orwell

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