[olug] Oracle is charging $90 for M$ ODF Plguin

Jon Larsen relayer at levania.org
Wed Apr 21 12:01:19 UTC 2010

I always carry the sun odf plugin with me on a flash key and usually 
install it on any machine I work on.  If you need it, let me know and 
I'll get it to you.

I might understand if the $90 was for Enterprise users of 500 or more 
users, and free for non-commercial/personal use.  But, jeez, it's a 
plugin.  If adobe charged $5 for every flash plugin install, there would 
never have been a youtube.

On 04/20/2010 05:27 PM, Chad Homan wrote:
> I really enjoyed the talk Adam gave on ODF and OpenOffice.  But this caught
> my attention while checking out
> osnews.com today. Not really surprised but this will not help anyone trying
> to talk people, friends and family to
> ODF. Verified it here: http://www.sun.com/software/star/odf_plugin/get.jsp
> Oracle Starts Charging 90 USD Per User for ODF
> Plugin<http://www.osnews.com/story/23181/Oracle_Starts_Charging_90_USD_Per_User_for_ODF_Plugin>
>   Linked by Thom Holwerda<http://www.osnews.com/editor/11>  on Tue 20th Apr
> 2010 20:24 UTC, submitted by Governa<http://www.osnews.com/user/Governa/>
>   [image: SUN Microsystems]<http://www.osnews.com/topics/7>  When Oracle
> announced its intentions to buy Sun Microsystems, many were worried about
> the future of Sun's large open source software portfolio, which includes
> things like Solaris, Java, MySQL, and more. It seems like Oracle is still
> struggling<http://www.osnews.com/comments/23163>  with what to do with the
> large body of products Sun entails; they've started charging 90 USD
> per user<http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Oracle-start-charging-for-Sun-s-Office-ODF-plug-in-981132.html>for
> the Microsoft
> Office ODF plugin<http://www.sun.com/software/star/odf_plugin/get.jsp>.
>   [image: E-mail]<http://www.osnews.com/share/23181/Oracle_Starts_Charging_90_USD_Per_User_for_ODF_Plugin>
> Chad, CISSP

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