Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2011 Archives by date, by thread · List index

Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: OpenOffice dead and burried?


----- Original Message ----

From: Alexander Thurgood <alex.thurgood@gmail.com>
Le 17/05/11 12:49, plino a écrit :
What do they  mean by "handing it back"? Are they giving up on the 
OpenOffice
 brand?

Can someone from TDF shed some light?

Nobody  seems to know, or if they do, they are keeping wraps on it. The
people still  around on the openoffice.org lists are equally at a loss as
to what is really going on. Oracle has just  shutdown comms. On the
German OOo discuss list, some people have been  alluding to the fact that
the lights are being switched off in Hamburg where  the majority of OOo
development took place, and I have noticed a distinct  reduction of input
from Oracle employees on the OOo lists for a while now,  not a complete
lack, but certainly a significant reduction bordering on the  void.



Not saying that this is related at all, but the timing was rather interesting on 
the whole situation.
I was at a conference in late March where a presenter talked about OpenOffice 
and LibreOffice for business uses; a couple Oracle folks were there.
Over the course of it, we ended up mentioning the Copyright Assignment issue and 
the LibreOffice would be able to get updates from OpenOffice but not vice versa 
as a result - at least those two employees were not aware of that issue.
So, don't know what's happening, and not saying that's related at all, but it 
was just very interesting timing overall.

Personally I hope Oracle doesn't drop the ball on it and that OpenOffice proper 
can become a true community lead project as I haven't yet seen anything from the 
leadership of TDF to give me confidence they are not doing the same thing they 
blamed Oracle for, just in a slightly different fashion. (Thus why I've been 
lurking more.)

Ben


-- 
Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to discuss+help@documentfoundation.org
Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette
List archive: http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/discuss/
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted

Context


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.