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On Wed, 2010-10-20 at 10:31 +0200, Gianluca Turconi wrote:
Il 20/10/2010 5.46, M. Fioretti ha scritto:
The real question was "why didn't the TDF founders who have/had
official roles in OOo publicly resign from those roles on Sept 28th,
one second BEFORE announcing the birth of TDF? Would'nt it have been
much more proper, considering that creating TDF is basically saying in
public "the way Oracle is handling OOo sucks so much that we can't
take it anymore"? Why all this surprise now?"

Formally, and form is important in this matter, TDF *will be* a new 
legal entity that Oracle could want to join. And an offer in such sense 
has been made.

An official answer is still missing.

Among gentlemen, any question needs an answer, doesn't it?

Well, I wouldn't have gone public with LibO project without having the 
legal structure of the Foundation in existence, 

Hello Gianluca,

I suppose the key part of the sentence there is the missing 'if', if you
had to make the decision. Being in the seat that did have to make the
decision is a totally different perspective from offering advice.

No doubt Charles and the others received advice from many quarters, but
they had to decide for themselves - I respect that you stuck by what you
felt was the right decision. 

So, can we talk about competing with OO.o now, or are all you 'touchy
feely types' gonna say I'm too confrontational...*shy grin*


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