[AusNOG] Fwd: [discuss] Australia's Biggest ISP removes OO from Free Download list

Matthew Moyle-Croft mmc at internode.com.au
Wed Dec 19 19:47:44 EST 2007

Hi Marco,

It's frightening isn't it.

We mirror it and have no intention of removing it from our mirror 
(http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/openoffice/) which is available to 
our customers unmetered and is available via peering in Australia.


Marco Huggenberger wrote:
> Hi Folks
> Just forwarding this message from the OpenOffice.org Discussion list.
> Are there any other options to get OpenOffice.org freely from other
> Australian ISPs? For e.g. www.office-cd.org ships the CD-ROM freely
> (free of charge, but you can donate) to switzerland, germany and
> austria.
> Happy holidays from cold & cloudy Zurich
> Marco Huggenberger
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Pierre <openoffice at finalfiler.com>
> Date: 19.12.2007 07:56
> Subject: [discuss] Australia's Biggest ISP removes OO from Free Download list
> To: discuss at openoffice.org
> Compared to most other OECD countries Australia compares poorly on
> Internet access. It is generally slow, expensive and download allowances
> are miserly.
> Our biggest ISP "Bigpond.com", sometimes called "Bigpong", makes a lot
> of files available for free download, ie the download isn't metered.
> Except Openoffice-
> Bigpond have removed OpenOffice, a free Wordprocessor, Spreadsheet etc
> package, from their "Un-metered File Download site" because it competes
> with their new online "Bigpond Office" product. They are refusing
> customers requests to update the OpenOffice files because it competes
> with Bigpond Office.
> [/QUOTE]
> Source: Crikey.com.au, online paid subscription newsletter/
> Happy Festivus
> Pierre
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