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ROSE Blog Interviews: The Document Foundation's Jacqueline Rahemipour

Nov 09, 2010, 21:34 (1 Talkback[s])

"On October 31, Jacqueline Rahemipour posted a letter on the dev@native-lang.openoffice.org mailing list called Every end is a new beginning. The letter, which was signed by Rahemipour and 32 other OpenOffice.org contributors, addressed Oracle's response to the recent creation of The Document Foundation. The letter says, "Oracle's official response to the announcement of The Document Foundation was clear – Oracle will continue OpenOffice.org as usual. The result is now indeed the lately postulated conflict of interest for those community members who are in charge of or representing project, but to whom it is not enough 'to continue working as we always did'." The letter ends with the contributors announcing that they are leaving their positions with the OpenOffice.org project: "The answer for us who sign this letter is clear: We want a change to give the community as well as the software it develops the opportunity to evolve. For this reason, from now on we will support The Document Foundation and will – as a team – develop and promote LibreOffice."

"After reading the letter, I emailed Rahemipour and asked her to tell us a little more about herself and her plans for 2011:"

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