Two days ago I posted my thoughts on why open source software stands to gain considerable ground and today I received this from the open office folks:
"Yesterday, Wednesday 28th., the one hundred millionth person clicked on the "Download OpenOffice.org" button since version 3 of the software was announced just over one year ago.
What makes the statistics impressive is that we only record downloads via the OpenOffice.org website, and exclude for example large numbers of Linux users who generally download software from their own distributor. In addition, many users obtain OpenOffice.org via other mirrors, peer-to-peer networks, CDs, or other media."
I find this to be incredible. Maybe it is just me, but this just completely blows me away as to how far this open source application which is a competitor to one of the stalwarts of software of our time "Microsoft Office" has progressed. WOW