[ Thanks to Amy
Bennett for this link. ]
“This past weekend, while the US was ramping up for
yet-another contentious election, politics of another sort were
happening in the land of open source software.
“Specifically, 33 members of the Germanophone project within the
larger OpenOffice.org community gave Oracle and the OpenOffice.org
team leaders notice that they would be walking away from the
project and working for the new LibreOffice project, now being
managed by The Document Foundation.
“The reasons for the walkout are clearly stated: the developers
are unhappy with the OpenOffice.org stance that any current
OpenOffice.org project or team leader who is also working on
LibreOffice should withdraw from their position in the OpenOffice