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Every end is a new beginning (33 devs leave OpenOffice)

Nov 01, 2010, 14:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Rahemipour)

"Dear supporters of OpenOffice.org,

"the past days and weeks here in the project were marked by sometimes heated discussions, about how we perceive the cooperation in the project and how we make this more willing and able. Unfortunately, this discussion has not always been objective, problem- and goal-oriented, as it would have been desirable, but sometimes very emotional.

"Cause of the discussions was the announcement of the establishment of a foundation, with the goal to further the free office suite and represent the community independent from individual sponsors. This idea is almost as old as the OpenOffice.org project itself and has been repeatedly discussed within recent years.

"The OpenOffice.org project has grown considerably in its first decade of existence. This growth was strongly promoted by the support of the main sponsor, Sun and Oracle, by employing developers and also through the provision and maintenance of the technical platform."

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