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From Fernando Cassia <>
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 <> 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)

"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."
"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."
"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"

"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

" 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

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...
During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
- George Orwell

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