StarOffice, known briefly as Oracle Open Office before its discontinuation in 2010, was a proprietary office suite. It was originally developed by StarDivision which was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1999. Sun was itself acquired in 2009 by Oracle Corporation.

StarOffice supports the XML file format, as well as the OpenDocument standard, and can generate PDF and Flash formats. It includes templates, a macro recorder, and a software development kit (SDK).

The source code of the suite was released in July 2000, creating a free, open source office suite called, which subsequent versions of StarOffice were based on, with additional proprietary components.

In March 2009, a study showed that StarOffice only had a 3% market share in the corporate market.

In April 2011, Oracle announced the discontinuation of Oracle Open Office as part of the decision to turn into a "purely community-based project".

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OpenOffice - Forks and Derivative Software - StarOffice
... inherited many features from the original StarOffice upon which it was based, including the XML file format which it retained until version 2, when the ISO/IEC ... of in order to use it as a base for its commercial proprietary StarOffice application software ... Following the acquisition of Sun by Oracle, StarOffice and StarSuite became known as Oracle Open Office for the 3.3 release ...
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