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From Rory O'Farrell <ofarr...@iol.ie>
Subject Re: AOO -> LO or MS O
Date Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:40:43 GMT
On Thu, 3 Sep 2015 09:33:02 -0300
Fernando Cassia <fcassia@gmail.com> wrote:

> "After LibreOffice came out, Oracle released one version of Oracle Open
> Office before deciding that the project wasn’t worth the effort
> <http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2011/04/oracle-gives-up-on-ooo-after-community-forks-the-project/>.
> It laid off the programmers and gave the code and trademarks to the Apache
> Software Foundation, under Apache’s liberal open source license."
> 
> That's one version of events. Another version of events is this.
> http://pages.citebite.com/e7v0f3m9sder
> 
> "Shuttleworth has a fairly serious disagreement with how the
> OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice split came about. He said that Sun made a $100
> million "gift" to the community when it opened up the OpenOffice code. But
> a "radical faction" made the lives of the OpenOffice developers "hell" by
> refusing to contribute code under the Sun agreement. That eventually led to
> the split, but furthermore led Oracle to finally decide to stop OpenOffice
> development and lay off 100 employees."
> 
> That's different from "deciding it was not worth the effort".
> 
> Why the FUD on a dev list, anyway?

The posting was for information; if it contains inaccuracies, that is a different thing to
posing direct FUD to the list.  A messenger is not responsible for the content of the message
he bears. "Don't kill the messenger!"

Rory O'Farrell
 


> FC
> 
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 8:11 AM, Tony Stevenson <tony@pc-tony.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> > This is an interesting read:
> >
> >
> > http://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2015/sep/03/switch-openoffice-libreoffice-or-microsoft-office?CMP=twt_a-technology_b-gdntech
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Many thanks,
> >
> > --
> > Tony
> >
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary
> act
> Durante épocas de Engaño Universal, decir la verdad se convierte en un Acto
> Revolucionario
> - George Orwell


-- 
Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>

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