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From: Gianluca Turconi <>
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  
An official answer is still missing.
Among gentlemen, any  question needs an answer, doesn't it?

Perhaps there is another issue at play here.
Yes, Oracle was invited to contribute to TDF; but the current discussion on TDF 
membership and documents on-line seem to forbid organizations.
So Oracle would not be able to join TDF, where it could join VESA, EFF, or any 
number of other organizations out there.

Perhaps that is part of the problem; after all, Oracle just spent several 
billion dollars buying Sun - at least part of which would have been for OOo and 
all its assets.
Perhaps timing could have been better.


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