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As I recall, at the time of the release of OpenOffice2, it had to be
like Access 


- but of course, as Sun was mainly running the show, that
meant that it had to be multi-OS, thus Java based

Bullshit. There are plenty of cross-platform RDBMSes that are not
implemented in this grotesque proprietary abomination that Java is.

and a fairly "simple", "drop-in" piece of code with an appropriate
licence. One would do well to remember that at the time, the internal
Sun Base development team only comprised about 3 members of staff
working full-time on the project, thus resources were painfully

Just yet another argument in favor of just providing a driver for a
client-server RDBMS.



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