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Strip mining of OpenOffice.org

Jun 08, 2011, 12:03 (14 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"Speaking at the time of Sun's decision to release Java under the GNU General Public License (GPL), Marc Fleury, the founder of JBoss, claimed that "IBM reacted negatively" to the Sun announcement because "IBM's approach to open source is what we call 'strip mining', which is to let the open source community do things - then IBM comes and packages them, adds proprietary code, and markets the result," and concluded that "they have this dual strategy of proprietary products and low-end open source."

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