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January 17, 2010

Open Office

I was in Bidar recently conducting a 1 day workshop for Govt officials in their district office premises. During the course of our meeting a stray dog entered our meeting room and was quickly given marching orders. That reminded me of a similar instance in Hassan district office when a similar meeting was interrupted by a beggar seeking alms. When I narrated this incident, the senior district officer quipped rather wryly “Yehan toh OPEN OFFICE hai” (its open office here).

Now I know what the term actually means and probably where the German Software Company Stardivision (now owned by Sun Micro system) that developed this software could have got its inspiration from.
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