No more OOo in UNR 10.04

Key Schmidt khbgschmidt at
Mon Feb 8 12:04:00 UTC 2010

Gilles Gravier wrote:
> Hi!
> On 08/02/2010 09:11, Knapp wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 8:58 AM, Gilles Gravier<ggravier at>  wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> On 07/02/2010 18:30, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
>>>> The obvious thing to do is have the OOo team stick OpenOffice in the
>>>> cloud, too, and let us use it there.  I agree with what you say and
>>>> with Canonical's position Re: monetizing Ubuntu somehow, but still
>>>> don't trust google very far.
>>>> Cybe R. Wizard
>>> That has already been announced and is being worked on. Will be
>>> commercialized by Oracle (since they acquired us - Sun - my current
>>> employer). It will be called Oracle Cloud Office (so far the plan is
>>> that, today).
>>> Gilles
>> I know it will not happen but people need to wake up. Companies have
>> very bad records of keeping our private data private. They will give
>> our data out at the drop of a hat to most government agencies like the
>> CIA. They loose data. They get hacked, even Google has been. And they
>> just love to sell and trade data by writing very loose user contracts
>> that let them (naturally most users don't even read them). Do you
>> really trust them enough to have all your firms office info on Google
>> or some other companies computers,? How about that love letter you are
>> writing? As long as I can, my private data will be on my private
>> computer and often backed up and encrypted when need be.
>> Do you think that Google would put all their companies data on an MS
>> cloud computer and feel safe? I think not! Why should we?
> Because of the Patriot Act, which means that US government can decide to
> access ANY data that is stored either on US soil, or in the
> infrastructure owned by an American company, if there is suspicion of
> terrorism and that they thing that the data may help solve that, many
> people don't want to store their data on Google Apps.
> Some of the schools here in France have strong ties with the defense
> (defense industry or directly army)... and for that specific reason,
> there is no way these school will store anything on Google Apps / Docs.
> In France, we all remember when the US government illegally intercepted
> bids by Airbus Industries for a large deal with an airline, and provided
> the information to Boeing so that Boeing could out-bid Airbus, and
> finally win the deal. These reasons led the French government to
> legalize crypto in 1998 (I was part of the lobby group who drove that
> action)... and these same reasons are now making entities in sensitive
> markets stay away from US-owned/hosted storage...
> Gilles.

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