Tuesday, January 25, 2005

History of Openoffice

Before the OpenOffice.org 2.0 beta launch(schedule on Feb 2005), let talk some history of OpenOffice.

Marco Borries start StarDivision at the age of 16, in year 1985.

August 1999, Sun Microsystems purchased StarDivision(for 73.5 million, according to wikipedia), produce a commercial version known as StarOffice(v5.x).

Year 2000, Sun opensource StarOffice as OpenOffice.org, the commercial version of StarOffice is still available, they share some common code base but market as different name.

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