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    Valusoft Office Suite 2007 at Walmart

    I was at walmart and in the office section there was something called "Office Suite 2007" made by valusoft for $20.00 American. The box for it didn't say very much but it said something about sun microsystems on it. I was wondering if "Office Suite 2007" is based on Open Office or something like that. I could barely find anything about this product online but I did find this page:


    Office Suite 2007

    Have you ever heard of or seen this? Do you think it's based on Open Office. I think it's cool that it's in the stores.

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    Re: Valusoft Office Suite 2007 at Walmart

    Well, "open office" is based on a product from Sun Microsystems - this could be another offshoot
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    Re: Valusoft Office Suite 2007 at Walmart

    Odd, I can't seem to find anything about it anywhere other than that page. I just hope it's not as terrible as almost everything else THQ publishes.

    Edit: They call those things screenshots?

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    Re: Valusoft Office Suite 2007 at Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by sumguy231 View Post
    Edit: They call those things screenshots?
    I was thinking the same...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_office_suites It is didn't make the list.

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    Re: Valusoft Office Suite 2007 at Walmart

    There are other similar examples. This looks like something else that is presumably OpenOffice-based...
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/126060

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    Re: Valusoft Office Suite 2007 at Walmart

    Never heard of it.
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    Re: Valusoft Office Suite 2007 at Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by sumguy231 View Post
    They call those things screenshots?
    There's one (1) screenshot, in the top left sample. Looks more like a shot of Firefox than some office suite to me.
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    Re: Valusoft Office Suite 2007 at Walmart

    If they are OO based then shouldn't they have to release the source somewhere?
    And yeah, most awful screenshots. A google image search didn't yield any results either.

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    Re: Valusoft Office Suite 2007 at Walmart

    Sun StarOffice is OpenOffice with some extras. I realize StarOffice is the product that was used as the starting point for OpenOffice, but since StarOffice is a superset of OpenOffice, I believe it is considered a derivative.

    So if StarOffice is a derivative that contains closed source code (grammar check and whatever else) then may be legal ways for others to branch off as well.

    I see OpenOffice is licensed under the LGPL. Maybe there's a dual license in effect for StarOffice?
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