On 01/04/2011 10:37, Charles-H. Schulz wrote:
@Mark: you write that you were able to see the source code of OpenOffice
before Oracle bought Sun, but OpenOffice was Open Source anyway, so
anybody could see the code. Did I get your point right?
You did get it right Charles - and yes it was fully open-source so I
had downloaded the whole lot. Sun just guided me to "relevant bits" so
I could look them over. I've not done that with the new codebase
because the old one put me off it so much, but am delighted to hear it
is being cleaned up.
Added to this, let me say my impression is that the more technically
capable resources (ie. people) are working with LibreOffice rather
than OpenOffice and worries others might have of Oracle "flinging
resources" at Ooo to make it outstrip LibO are almost certainly unfounded.
Yes, I am biased, but I have no doubt at all that the fork to LibO was
right, reasonable, appropriate, timely and inevitable. It is, granted
in my personal opinion only, the best thing that could possibly have
happened to Ooo to ensure its future.
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