"Granted, I would still download it for free, because I'm cheap."
Well, it seems someone at Oracle was listening.
A colleague of mine arrived at work this morning claiming that he'd attempted to download OO from its home page last night, only to find that he now had to pay. Sure enough, a brief check shows that, after providing email details, the site now demands payment "for support" on Windows and Mac platforms.
Surely this niche is already filled by Sun's commercial repackaging of OO under the StarOffice brand? How does the lack of availability of source code for the MS and Apple ports square with the GPL/LGPL licenses?"