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Oracle kicks LibreOffice supporters out of OpenOffice

Oct 20, 2010, 13:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Well, that didn't take long. When The Document Foundation created LibreOffice from OpenOffice's code, they let the door open for Oracle, OpenOffice's main stake-owner, to join them. Oracle reply was to tell anyone involved with LibreOffice to get the heck out of OpenOffice.

"This isn't too much of a surprise. Oracle made it clear that wouldn't be joining with The Document Foundation on working on LibreOffice.

"What I did find surprising is that Oracle turned a fork into a fight. In a regularly schedule OpenOffice.org community council meeting on October 14th, council chair and Oracle employee Louis Saurez-Potts wrote, "I would like to propose that the TDF (The Document Foundation) members of the CC consider the points those of us who have not joined TDF have made about conflict of interest and confusion." Therefore, "I would further ask them to resign their offices, so as to remove the apparent conflict of interest their current representational roles produce.""

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