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Michael Meeks on Sun and OpenOffice.org

“Michael Meeks hacks on OpenOffice.org (and other code) for
Novell. While very few people question Sun’s generosity in
purchasing Star Office and subsequently opening the code, there
have been persistent questions regarding the community management
of the project. Michael’s work log for 02 October 2007 highlights
what appears to be lopsided behavior from Sun. In particular:

“If OpenOffice was blessed (like other more sensibly structured
projects) with a large, diverse and healthy developer-base, then
perhaps we could expect to go around rejecting big chunks of code,
offending developers and driving away potential
contributors…”


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