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Re: Here we go again - Open Office
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Here we go again - Open Office
- From: Andrew Dalgleish <openbsd_(_at_)_ajd_(_dot_)_net_(_dot_)_au>
- Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 13:28:58 +1000
On Tue, Apr 26, 2005 at 10:23:17PM -0400, Michael Sazhin wrote:
> Just for curiousity sake how much would it take to bribe someone to port
> OpenOffice for OpenBSD? Do you think the $400 price of MS Word be enough?
I seriously doubt that $400 would cover it.
Most (all?) of the developers and porters also do consulting, so
unless the porter also needs the port for other paying customers
you'd probably be looking at the going commercial rates on an hourly
basis for what could be quite a time-consuming task.
If you're really keen you could try posting a bounty on a site like
opensourcexperts.com or codelance.com.
If you get enough people to each chip in a small amount you might
get enough to cover the work required.
I'm not aware of any bounty site which supports multiple people
funding a single project so it may require some external management
and mutual trust.
> Isn't there some issue that makes it harder to port it to OpenBSD than
> the other *nix OSs?
Not really. OpenBSD usually tracks stable versions of things like
libraries in its ports tree. Some FOSS projects like to use the
bleeding edge, so you might have to update several other ports just
to complete the one you're interested in. I consider this a feature,
not a bug.
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