Sun backtracks on StarOffice for Mac plans

Waters muddy, crystal not clear...

Waters muddy, crystal not clear...

Sun Microsystems has backtracked on plans to develop a version of its StarOffice software for Apple's Mac OS X operating system. In an email to an open source mailing list last week, Sun's senior director of desktop marketing solutions Tony Siress said "Sun does not have a partnership with Apple Computer to develop StarOffice for Mac OS X and is not planning a Java StarOffice that would run on Mac OS X." The message contradicts comments that Siress himself made to CNet last week that the two companies were joining forces to create a version of the software for the new Mac platform. He dismissed the earlier news as "wishful thinking" and said his comments were taken out of context.