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Re: [tdf-discuss] Explanation . . . ?


Hi Kürti, all,

Kürti László schrieb:
Hi,
I had some short chat with Oracle representatives they are stating official
ly:
""Oracle is investing substantial resources in OpenOffice.org.  With more
than one hundred million users, we believe OpenOffice.org is the most
advanced, most feature rich open source implementation and will strongly
encourage the Open Office community to continue to contribute through
www.openoffice.org.  However, the beauty of open source is that it can
be forked by anyone who chooses, as was done today.  Our sincerest goal
for Open Office is that it become more widely used so if this new
foundation will help advance Open Office and the Open Document Format we
wish them the best.""

In my opinion it means (at this very moment) that there will be OpenOffice.
org and LibreOffice as well.

Not necessarily:

They state:

"Oracle is investing substantials resources in OpenOffice.org"

I don't know if they mean the product (developers) or the community (infrastructure) in this point, but both is true and has ever been appreciated by the volunteer part of our community.

But further down the line they talk about "Open Office" instead of "OpenOffice.org".

If they did this on purpose (and I have to assume, that the "official statement" doesn't include such mistakes), so it has to be interpreted as referring to "Oracle Open Office" instead of "OpenOffice.org".

So what is the "Open Office Community"?

Reading the statement again, this might mean that the "OpenOffice.org Community" should "... encourage the Open Office Community (sic!) to continue to contribute through www.openoffice.org."

I always worked on improving and furthering OpenOffice.org - not for a company's but for our community's sake.

I am not part of the "Open Office Community", but of the "OpenOffice.org Community".

Even if I still hope for the trademark to be given back to us, this message is at least a sign in a dedicated direction. :-(

I don't think it is a problem, why not, if Oracle wants keep OO.o both coul
d developed. We will see if there is real contribution or not.

They will develop Oracle Open Office - about OpenOffice.org's future there is nothing written in this statement.

And anyway the OOo name and rights owned by Oracle so we could do nothing.

We will not wait very long - too much to do and to decide.

Best regards

Bernhard
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