A day like today in OOo History

So the 1st of May is usually marked on the calendar as the labor day and many people go to the streets and manifest demanding rights and all that fun stuff. Well speaking aobut fun stuff, OOo is launched their first 1.0 release just 4 years ago.

Thank’s to Pavel’s detective work for pointing this email from 2002 announcing the release of OOo

Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 05:30:35 -0700From: Zaheda Bhorat Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1Subject: [Marketing] OPENOFFICE.ORG COMMUNITY ANNOUNCES OPENOFFICE.ORG 1.O: FREE OFFICEOPENOFFICE.ORG COMMUNITY ANNOUNCES OPENOFFICE.ORG 1.O: FREE OFFICEPRODUCTIVITY SOFTWAREGlobal Community Builds Full-Featured Office Suite With RevolutionaryMomentumMay 1, 2002 - The OpenOffice.org community (www.openoffice.org)  todayannounced the availability of OpenOffice.org 1.0, the open source,multi-platform, multi-lingual office productivity suite available as afree download at the OpenOffice.org community website....