On 04/11/10 11.26, Gianluca Turconi wrote:
It would be enough a code repository and a technical committee composed
by most important/best respected contributors.
A software project of the size of a productivity suite is not just about
software, but is about maintaining relationships with different
stakeholders, participating in committees and industry bodies (like
OASIS), marketing, etcetera.
In addition, it is about creating the ecosystem that has been sorely
missing around OOo (certification of developers, integrators, trainers
and users). Free software projects cannot survive if there is not the
structure necessary to generate added value (and revenues).
Copyright assignment is just one of the problems, and is connected to
the vision of a foundation supported by corporate sponsors (which I do
not support fully, in the sense that corporate sponsors - at least the
corporate sponsors which I can think of - usually want a total control
of the structure: think Oracle with OOo, and the respect of the OOo
community they have demonstrated).
There is much more in the legal entity than copyright assignment, and at
the moment - in my very personal and humble opinion - we miss the rest
more than the CA.
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