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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: Oracle contributes OOo Code to Apache Software Foundation'sIncubator


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Subject: [tdf-discuss] Re: Oracle contributes OOo Code to Apache Software
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Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 10:30:55 +0100
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"plino" <pedlino@gmail.com> wrote in message =

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As a user I wouldn't be happy IF the devs split up between two projects.

The way I see it is IBM and maybe some Oracle devs will work on OOo and
everybody else will work on LO...

The good part (besides the Apache license which allows LO to use what =

little
code will be openly contributed to OOo) is that IBM will continue to =

develop
ODF, which badly needs it.

I find it a little absurd that the people behind a file format that has =

been
under development for years haven't implemented font embedding... Of =

course,
fonts are not important for serious business companies :)

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The LO folk left the OOo group because OOo was, in their opinion, going to =

be over-controlled (by Oracle). Now that this is no longer true, the LO fol=
k =

don't have a case and should return to the fold. So, why don't the LO folk =

do a deal with Apache, combine the best bits of OOo with LO to get back to =
a =

single "product" and form jointly with the Apache folk an "LO Foundation". =

It seems completely crazy to have two sets of developers and two sets of =

code. All that does is sow FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) in the minds o=
f =

potential users.


This is bizarre; there is strength in competition. The beauty of
gnu/linux is the variety in distributions; the world is big enough for
OO and LO and many others to adopt the DF ODF standard.

Oh, and by the way, get rid of the asinine name "LibreOffice" which half th=
e =

world can't pronounce and which three quarters of the world doesn't =

understand the meaning of.


This seems a ludicrous statement to make. Perhaps you should learn
another language, especially living in probably the most
linguistically diverse city in the world.

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