Sun and IBM could not have asked for better timing for the launch of OpenOffice 3, a major upgrade of the open source office suite.Both vendors are preparing to ship commercial offerings of StarOffice and Symphony based on the new OO 3 release and have a grand marketing opportunity if they heed what their target audiences really need.
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David Berlind: Sun and Microsoft decided not to extend legal protection for StarOffice customers to OpenOffice licensees. Should open source customers be worried? Probably not. But Red Hat and IBM -- now they may have something to worry about.
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