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


On 05/19/2011 10:23 AM, plino wrote:
Hi Tor

Please no. We who have had to look at that codebase and even fix some
problems
in it are glad that it is abandoned. It is a huge unmaintainable pile of
XSLT,
and then some silly C# code around that.


(snip)


Furthermore, this allegedly Open Source project (hosted on soureforge)
includes
(for the benefit of its use as a plug-in to MS Office; not relevant when
used
from OOo) some binary bits with unclear (IANAL) redistribution license.
Fun.


Then I think it's time to create a proper C/C++ ODF importer for Word. If
this worked properly then this would be a further step in promoting ODF as a
"de facto" open format alternative.
...
Given that Oracle has tossed OOo back over the fence, I wonder if that
also includes the Sun ODF Plugin... the one they first offered for free,
and then changed to a purchase. If so, then that might be worth salvaging.






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