A plea to save OpenOffice.org from Apache
Jun 09, 2011, 12:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"So what are some of the objections?
"There are technical considerations at issue. Curtis cited
LibreOffice, the fork from the OpenOffice.org code now maintained
by The Document Foundation, and its move towards more Python-based
tools. OpenOffice.org, will remain focused on Java-based code,
especially given the preferences of the ASF, Oracle, and the other
very interested advocate of this proposal, IBM.
"And there's the licensing. Under the proposal, the
OpenOffice.org codebase will fall under the Apache Software License
v2 (ASL). That non-copyleft license will create practical concerns
for sharing with LibreOffice code. It also, in Curtis' opinion,
could put future OpenOffice.org in a bit of a bind."