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On 17/10/10 16:20, Bernhard Dippold wrote:

Oracle is trademark holder and contributor of the main part of the code for But if they behave as owner of the community public reaction will be even more non-ambiguous than now.

So what are the legal implications of all of this then? If Oracle now own the code base, are we likely to see Oracle enact a version of SCO's attempt to claim ownership of the GNU/Linux code base [1] retrospectively, this time directed against TDF and LibO?

While the community is clearly important, most (new) users of LibO are less likely to be informed about the community, and many may not even care one way or another, having elected to use the software.


[1] e.g.

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