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Italo Vignoli wrote:
On 6/7/11 3:21 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:

I agree... My "going over it" was simply to indicate areas which
I *think* (again, I have no idea, nor do a *want* to know) may
have been reasons Oracle declined, since that seems a point
that people are extremely curious about.

Provided that they received the letter and they never replied I think it is reasonable to state that they never considered it, because of corporate reasons we will never know.

Between "humans", before declining you usually investigate further and then provide a reason for declining. Otherwise, it looks like you are just ignoring (which is fine).

Corporations are just not as educated as humans, and therefore do not feel they should behave following the basics of mutual respect. This is the reason why I have decided to abandon a corporate career.
Corporations do not have any emotions or feelings, but the people who run them do. Perhaps there were hurt feelings at Oracle because leaving to found The Document Foundation meant that these people were dissatisfied with the stewardship provided by Oracle. Perhaps there were feelings of rejection involved here. Perhaps someone at Oracle took it personally. Sometimes people in business can be petty about such things, and from what I have heard about him, Larry Ellison might be that kind.

In any case, it is now just so much water under the bridge and it is now time to just move on and forget about OpenOffice. I suspect that OpenOffice will soon become irrelevant. The Document Foundation is doing such a good job with LibreOffice that I really don't think end users will miss OOo.

In addition, corporations are just too different from volunteer projects, and trying to understand a decision using a volunteer POV can only lead to severe frustrations.

TDF has sent a letter to Oracle, which has been ignored. It is a fact. We decided to send it because we felt we had to try every solution, but what has happened afterwards tells us that the letter has been ignored for unknown reasons (as I am sure that Oracle will never provide any further detail).

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