OpenOffice.org is fed up with living in the attic of Sun Microsystem's house.
It was a nice place for a while, allowing the adolescent to grow into an adult while mom could still do his laundry and cook dinner, but the project now wants more.
Because, face it, no girl is going to come over for a date if they know that Sun is sitting in the next room eavesdropping.
OpenOffice, in short, is hoping for some development help from IBM. But IBM isn't going to contribute to the project as long as Sun Microsystems holds on to the OpenOffice intellectual property.
So the solution is simple: Sun puts its open source money where its mouth is, and lets the project go its own way.
Except that Sun probably prefers to play a political game with the suite, thinking that bullying IBM lets the server vendor make more money than having a fertile OpenOffice ecosystem.
We wanted to ask Sun really badly how they felt about this, but they refused to answer any questions.
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