[SATLUG] Oracle and OpenOffice, etc.

J. Michael mmorse757 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 16:22:58 CDT 2010


On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> John Hammer wrote:
>>
>> Distressing news about Oracle and oss.
>>
>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/28/openoffice_independence_from_oracle/
>
> Why is it distressing?  Oracle has not been a good open source citizen.
>
>  -- Bruce

You have to read a couple of the articles to know why all of this is
necessary.  From what I gather, Oracle owns the name "OpenOffice" but
since the code is F/OSS, the developers are "quitting" Oracle.  The
developers are also changing the name and contining to work under the
new name.  This prevents Oracle from having any control over the
direction the project takes.

Did I do good?


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