[odf-discuss] News on MS pluggin
ian.lynch at zmsl.com
Mon Oct 16 10:36:46 EDT 2006
On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 15:35 +0200, Thomas Zander wrote:
> The building of a better mousetrap based on the current requirements and user
> requests does not in my mind have to lead to any server side software at all.
> In fact, I doubt it should.
> The main problem websites solve right now is installation. Its zero install
> and people love that.
> Moving any computing to a server ignores open source since no open
> source-office provider is going to have the money for server side computing.
> This leads to companies or groups of friends having to operate a server with
> this stuff and that effectively makes everything had to install again.
Not necessarily. There is at least one school here in the UK I know that
gets all its IT from thin client to remote servers. They use OpenOffice
but I don't know much more except its a government funded project and
they pay a monthly per seat subscription. I can see that this type of
arrangement could be provided by service providers so people won't
install stuff themselves or have to worry about anti-virus, security
etc. It would be all part of the service and of course a service
provider using Open Source would lower his costs. Such a provider could
let customers choose which WP they used from a range of Open Soource
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