This is not a press release
Apologies. On September 18, 2007, while announcing OpenOffice.org 2.3 we boldly stated that during the following 6 months the software would have been downloaded by one million people.
At the time, it was a brave announcement, as the previous million of downloads took exactly nine months, from January 18 to September 17, 2007, and the total of the previous 30 days was a meager 116.405 downloads.
And, in fact, we were wrong, as it took only 151 days (i.e., four months and 28 days) to get to that threshold: on Friday the 15th of February, OpenOffice.org in italian got to 1.001.185 downloads, at a daily average of 6.742,82 since September 18.
At the current rate, we are close to 2,5 million downloads per year, and again, today we boldly state that we will hit the 3 million mark before the end of december.
These are the two histograms that represent the number of downloads of OpenOffice.org 2.3 (and 2.3.1) in Italian since September 18, 2007, and the number of downloads of OpenOffice.org in Italian during the last 365 days (running rate as of today). We’re growing.
Just as a reference, in 2007 (365 days, or twelve full months) the trial version of Microsoft Office 2007 in Italian has been downloaded one million times (the press release is in Italian).