Commentary: StarOffice open source not really a breakthrough

Just because you can get the source code to Sun's StarOffice doesn't necessarily mean you're going to want it. The sheer volume of the code requires more than 3 gigabytes of hard disk space in which to build, and compiles have been reported to take more than 20 hours to complete.

Just because you can get the source code to Sun's StarOffice doesn't necessarily mean you're going to want it. The sheer volume of the code requires more than 3 gigabytes of hard disk space in which to build, and compiles have been reported to take more than 20 hours to complete. I'm no programmer, and I have better things to do with 20 hours. Read the column. -- Evan Leibovitch, Special to ZDNet News

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