[CentOS] libre office

Wed Jul 11 15:22:17 UTC 2012
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Hakan Koseoglu <hakan at koseoglu.org> wrote:
>> On 11 July 2012 13:06, Steve Clark <sclark at netwolves.com> wrote:
>> > I think it is more the fact the Oracle seems to be two faced in their
>> dealings with foss as opposed to IBM.
>> So correct. Way back in 2001, in London I was there when IBM clearly
>> stated they are going to spend one billion on Linux on that year. They
> IBM is also two faced with their OSS engagement.
> They treat linux different from others.

Well, but IBM *loves* Linux, and I saw that 10-12 years ago. Let me put it
this way: you're one of the world's largest companies, and you make a
wider range of computers than pretty much anyone, and you've been doing it
longer than almost anyone.

Now, would you like to support S/38 (I'm sure some are still running),
AS400, RISC6000, AIX, DOS/SP/VME (and I have no idea how many more
acronyms have been added since I last worked on one in the mid-nineties),
MVS, etc, etc... or run Linux on *everything*, and tell users, when they
want to go to a larger system, "sure, same o/s, nobody needs to learn a
new system, just recompile your in-house software...."