OpenOffice: Did Microsoft and Sun just put open source profiteers on notice?

Summary:Last week, ZDNet contributing editor Dave Rosenberg asked if Sun may have sold out OpenOffice.org -- one of the open source projects that Sun stewards -- when a recently disclosed portion of the company's sweeping agreement with Microsoft revealed that Sun would not intervene should Microsoft choose to sue OpenOffice licensees for patent infringement.

Last week, ZDNet contributing editor Dave Rosenberg asked if Sun may have sold out OpenOffice.org -- one of the open source projects that Sun stewards -- when a recently disclosed portion of the company's sweeping agreement with Microsoft revealed that Sun would not intervene should Microsoft choose to sue OpenOffice licensees for patent infringement. Meanwhile, based on the content of that disclosure, licensees of StarOffice --

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