OpenOffice.org and the Unnecessary Ultimatum

[ Thanks to James
for this link. ]

“Last week, the OpenOffice.org Community Council
requested the resignation of members who supported The Document
Foundation, the recent fork of the OpenOffice.org project. This
week, the results are revealed: resignations of key people, and a
growing tendency to choose sides in the community. And the tragedy
is that none of this angst seems necessary.

“The request follows the recent creation of The Document
Foundation (TDF), to provide an independent governing body for the
development of the OpenOffice.org (OOo) code, and the announcement
of LibreOffice, The Document Foundation’s fork of the
OpenOffice.org code.

“Although The Document Foundation invited Oracle Corporation,
the current owners of the OpenOffice.org code after acquiring it
earlier this year along with the rest of the assets of Sun
Microsystems, to join, Oracle declined. However, Oracle did issue a
news release affirming its continued dedication to

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