StarOffice/OpenOffice.. breaking out of Microsoft Licencing Scheme
By jhawk on Nov 16, 2005
Amazing how Microsoft can't break out of their dead-end boxed CD licensing scheme..
My wife is a 2nd grade teacher in Santa Clara Unified School District. She got a new computer for the start of the school year, and she realized that she didn't have a copy of Microsoft Office. So she asked if she could borrow my CD, I told her not legal because of the Licencing. Instead I downloaded StarOffice/OpenOffice and burnt her a CD. She liked OpenOffice so much that she left it in the Teacher's Staff Room. Two weeks later.. Every teacher at several schools are running OpenOffice from that one CD.