Nigel Morris-Cotterill wrote: > Inspire, Inc, the Linux distribution company that has built its name on > an innovative distribution and has been in trouble with Mightysoft for > using the name "Lindows," has - unless someone is faking it - created a > website called oooff.com It's for real, and while Michael Robertson, Linspire has discussed this on our dev@marketing list, OOoFf! was better explained on the events@marketing list, see: http://marketing.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=events&msgNo=174 and click "Browse this thread". Michael has succintly explained OOoFf! here: http://marketing.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=events&msgNo=292 > oooff.com sells a CD for USD29.95 (down from USD49.95, it says) > containing the latest stable builds of OpenOffice.Org and Firefox. > > I know that some people have difficulty in downloading large files and > that OOo is particularly huge but even allowing for the fact that > postage is included, that seems an awful lot of money for burning free > files to a CD and sending it to people. If you follow the discussion, it is targeted at people who are more familiar with obtaining a boxed retail product. > I can get all of that and more on a CD in the computer malls of KL for > RM5 - that's USD1.25. If the packaging assists people to purchase a product they would not normally see to buy, i.e. open source software, then it is a good thing. Also, it is "free" as in freedom, not "free" as in beer :) All the best Jacqueline McNally Lead, OpenOffice.org Marketing Project
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