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LibreOffice: "It is wrong to blame Oracle"

Nov 16, 2010, 22:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Von Andreas Proschofsky)

[ Thanks to suka for this link. ]

"Novell's Michael Meeks talks about the reasons for the fork, the first few weeks of the new project and plans for the future

"derStandard.at: The criticism around the way Sun / Oracle has been handling OpenOffice.org is not entirely new, so why the split, why now?

"Michael Meeks: First let me say: A lot of people blame Oracle and I don't think that's fair. Those decisions are actually taken inside of Star Division and if you see the history of Star Division and OpenOffice.org from Day 1 when they promised the foundation - well we've been waiting for that and the frustration got more intense over time. It was always like "We're going to do the foundation in a year", but it never happened.

"Also there was always this idea that to make the foundation independent, you'd have to have this huge pile of money and this incredibly complicated organization to pay hundreds of developers and then every company would pay money into it."

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