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|Amiga Arena: Interview with Volker Grabbe|
The lack of commercial software and the resulting gaps have been bridged well with freeware and shareware programs just for the applications section during recent years. But most Amiga users are missing an up-to-date browser and an office package which truely allows to exchange data with other platforms.
Especially for "text processing" the Amiga is not up-to-date, any more. The Amiga Arena talked to Volker Grabbe, who established the "OpenOffice" project and set himself the target to put an end to this nuisance with the open source variant of Sun's "StarOffice 6".
This interview is available in English, too.
Because Volker Grabbe cannot implement such project on his own, he raised a little team and still relies on help from the Amiga community. Everybody wanting to participate in this project, please contact Volker Grabbe for more information.
Olaf Köbnik: "Dear Amiga users, it would be nice if numerous developers would come to
work on this project. The way users are fighting each other is incomprehensible to me. We all
benefit from such projects and should account ourselves happy for still having enthusiasts in the
Amiga section, who "sacrify" their spare time for us and the Amiga. Deliberately I did not mention
any comparable product here, because this message mainly intends to call attention for OpenOffice!" (ps) (Translation: mj)
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