"Following the fork in the open office suite development and the
foundation of The Document Foundation, the dispute with main
sponsor Oracle appears to have come to a head. More than 30 leading
figures in the German-language section who have previously donated
their time to the OpenOffice.org project have announced their
resignations. They include almost all of the core figures in the
German-language branch of the project, which now finds itself
"Oracle's decision to decline to get involved with the Document
Foundation and its announcement that it planned to continue to
develop OpenOffice was followed by a call from an Oracle employee
and OpenOffice.org council member Louis Suárez-Potts for
council members with a connection with the Document Foundation to
resign due to a conflict of interest"
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