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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: [Libreoffice] Proposal to join Apache OpenOffice


On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 5:46 PM, Keith Curtis <keithcu@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 8:08 AM, BRM <bm_witness@yahoo.com> wrote:
Yet, Calligra and KOffice - which both have very similar codebases - have a
much
healthier relationship, etc. They don't see themselves as competing with
each
other either.



I didn't know the details of the Calligra fork but I did a bit of
researching. It seems like it was created because ONE person was causing
problems (http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2010/12/rose-by-any-other-name.html) so
the rest moved. However, if everyone but one moves, it is not really a fork,
but a mutiny / change in leadership.

-Keith

It wasn't even that.  A mutiny or change in leadership would imply
that one person was the leader of KOffice, which he wasn't.  He was
just the maintainer of one part of the suite (the word processor).
But it was clear he was never going to be able to reconcile his
differences with the rest of the developers, so both sides decided to
split.  The reason for the name change is largely independent of the
split and more to do with the fact that they have a number of
non-office-related programs and the "office" name was turning users
off from those program.

-Todd

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