I have now tried 4 times to use Get OpenOffice.
Each time it connects to my selected mirror (I have tried 2 different ones) and also to ftp.nl.freebsd.org. It seems to alternate between the 2 connections.
During the download it gets to "waiting for headers" when connected to the freebsd address, then it gives a whole string of "error 404 not found", then gives a synaptic message about unable to complete Get Openoffice and to try again later.
One thing I noticed, not sure if it's relevant, is that when connecting to my nearest mirror (aarnet) it is showing pclinuxos/2010/openoffice but when connected to ftp.nl,freebsd.org it shows pclinuxos/2009/openoffice.
Wouldn't it be easier and more reliable to just have OpenOffice in the repositories like any other piece of software? (instead of having the Get OpenOffice application)