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On 10/04/2010 10:41 AM, Graham Lauder wrote:

I'm sorry, if it's offlist, then for the majority of community members
it's secret.

Anybody who has paid attention to OOo Project issues over the last
decade, would have known that key developers, and other influential
people in the OOo community would declare independence from Oracle. The
only unknown answer was how soon.

critical decisions made away from the community with a fait accompli ha
nded to us on a plate.

Given a choice between waking up one morning to discover that the
project had migrated elsewhere, and waking up discovering that the
project had been cancelled, I'd prefer the former eight days a week.

And yes, the odds were/are that Oracle will close (or has closed)  the
OOo program overnight, and only support Oracle OpenOffice. Whether or
not Oracle would make that announcement, either before or after the
fact, is a slightly different tissue.

It seems there were some areas, like looking after the community, that
were ignored.

In declaring independence, things are always overlooked. Nobody has
written a check list of things to do when declaring Independence.

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