FREE STAR OFFICE SOFTWARE
StarOffice is Sun Microsystems’ proprietary office suite software package. It was originally developed by StarDivision and acquired by Sun in August 1999. The source code of the suite was released in July 2000, creating a free, open source office suite called OpenOffice.org; subsequent versions of StarOffice have been based upon OpenOffice.org, with additional proprietary components
Runs on multiple operating systems, including Solaris Operating System Environment, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. The office suite has a simple, easy-to-use interface and contains full-featured applications including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics and database capabilities.”
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Sun offered StarOffice 5.2 as a free download for personal use, and soon went through an exercise similar to Netscape’s relicensing of Mozilla, by releasing most of the StarOffice source code under a free/open source license. The resultant free/open source software codebase is developed as OpenOffice.org, and is contributed to by both Sun and the wider OpenOffice.org community. Sun then takes a “snapshot” of the OpenOffice.org code base, integrates proprietary and third-party code modules, and markets the package commercially.