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Investing In Open Source

Jul 10, 2011, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Phipps)

[ Thanks to E5Rebel for this link. ]

Last week I was a speaker at FISL, one of the world's largest software freedom conferences, held in the far south of Brazil (where it's winter and cold, just in case you were concerned I had too much fun!)

"In addition to two other talks, I had the opportunity to speak as the co-presenter in a session about the evolution of OpenOffice.org. The growth of the developer community for that codebase was always stifled, and while there are some excellent and experienced developers on working on it, very few have affiliations beyond Sun/Oracle. Following Oracle's decision to withdraw, the maintenance of the code is moving on from corporate sponsorship to community management under the auspices of The Document Foundation and the Apache Software Foundation.

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