Le 2011-06-05 05:04, e-letter a écrit :
DF programmers should join the Apache OO committee merely to be aware
of activities in this product. LO should remain separate as a full GPL
product. Presumably, if DF members become aware of feature X becoming
imminent in apache OO, they can make a proposal for a similar feature
to be copied/improved in LO. The analogy is opera introducing tabbed
web pages in a browser and firefox later introducing the same
More separately developed ODF compliant products in the market is a
good result, just like there are numerous gnu/linux distributions for
users to choose. The proliferation of many ODF products gives powerful
confidence to users that if apache OO (any other ODF compliant
product( disappears, the user can switch to using LO. It should be
remembered that this cannot occur with m$o and this is the single most
dominant benefit of numerous ODF programs to the user. It is the
"killer reason" to use LO.
In summary, please do not merge apache OO (or any non-(L)GPL) code with LO.
Ahem .., or we could just ignore our ASF lurkers, keep working on our
great product, let OOo go unsupported and gather dust as it was in
We have a truly community oriented and supported product with great
licenses as opposed to a restrictive ASF product. We do not need to join
the ASF OOo project for code as we can include some of it in our product.
Why join a product line that was left in controversy only to join
another group with the same product that is now built on controversy?
This is the reason the TDF group left Oracle/Sun to create a more equal
community. There is no point in participating in a group of unequals again.
Let's just get back to what we are good at doing, leave the lurkers
silent rather than giving them a platform (which is what they want). We
are the community they wish they had.
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