Re: [tdf-discuss] Explanation . . . ?
Alexandro Colorado wrote:
On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 8:57 AM, Steven Shelton <firstname.lastname@example.org
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Okay, I get what's going on here with the new foundation being
created, but I think the way the announcements are done is a bit
confusing to the average person who is not an "insider" on the project.
Is LibreOffice a new fork of OOo, or is this essentially the same as
when the Mozilla Foundation completely took over the Netscape/Firefox
project? In other words, will new versions of OpenOffice.org continue
to be developed and supported/made available for download at
OpenOffice.org, or is OpenOffice.org (the product) now renamed
LibreOffice, meaning all new development will take place under that
And is LibreOffice Beta the same as OpenOffice.org 3.3 Beta 1, but
rebranded? What's the relationship between the two?
This has GOT to be confusing to the average user. I've been fairly
involved in OOo for years, and *I'm* confused about what's happening
here. Can someone clear this up a bit?
The answer depends on oracle participation, the idea was not a fork but
a indepeendence of the community. If oracle want to work with the
foundation, we can go back to business as usual as OpenOffice.org.
However if Oracle do not want to give back the brand (which was TM back
us in the beginning). Then we will jump as fork just yet. So we are
hesitant to call it a fork since Oracle hasn't send anything official.
That won't be a fork anyway, just the continuation of the community
building. We won't change the licence and still use the same sources,
only the CA/JCA/SCA is removed.
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