Subject: Re: Dealing with the Open Source community
From: Bernard Lang <Bernard.Lang@inria.fr>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 00:29:05 +0100

On Tue, Nov 21, 2000 at 01:48:03AM -0800, Tim O'Reilly wrote:

> That being said, I don't think that Sun thinks of OpenOffice as
> abandonware, just as Netscape didn't think of Mozilla as abandonware. 
> Both have continued to invest significant resources in their projects.
> OpenOffice will definitely need to reinvent itself in a new release for
> it to amount to much in the marketplace, pieces of it are already
> useful.

Same is true of MatraDatavision with its CAD-CAM library OpenCascade.
About 1 M$ of development, and still being developed.
And it is a library to begin with.

Bernard

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