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


Hi Alexandro,
Alexandro Colorado wrote:


On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 8:57 AM, Steven Shelton <steven@sheltonlegal.net <mailto:steven@sheltonlegal.net>> wrote:


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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
    moniker?

    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.

Kind regads
Sophie

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