"Allegations continually emerge that Sun's management of the
project is impeding acceptance of some third-party code
contributions and is deterring additional corporate involvement.
Novell's Michael Meeks, a very active OpenOffice.org developer and
a frequent critic of Sun, expressed some new concerns last week in
anticipation of the release.
"Novell maintains an OOo patchset which includes a number of
changes that developers haven't been able to push upstream to Sun's
version for a variety of reasons. Many of these patches maintained
by Novell provide important features that are valuable to Linux