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I have recently obtained a copy of the first StarOffice version for Linux from 1997 (v3.1), which has completely disappeared from the internet. It is not entirely clear whether this is the last beta 4 release or the final version, but it appears not to be a time-limited version. The packages come as RPM files (Redhat Package Manager version 2), require libc-5.4.4, and install in /opt/StarOffice-3.1. Binaries linked both statically and dynamically against Motif 2.0 are included. The statically linked version runs well on SuSE Linux 7.3 with libc-5.4.46 after some minor fiddling, although I had to install the user files by hand, because "setup" crashed with undefined symbols.
I have uploaded the package under the following link, which will expire on 19/04/2019:
There is a Mini-HOWTO available in several places on the web:
The archive was sourced from a shareware CD-ROM from the German IT magazine "c't" from 06/1997.