Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Mon 28th Jul 2008 17:32 UTC, submitted by zaboing
Oracle and SUN In an interview with derStandard.at, Novell developer Michael Meeks talks mostly about Sun's lack of openness in regards to OpenOffice.org. He goes as far as stating that if Sun dropped out of OOo-development this "wouldn't be an entirely negative thing". He also goes on to talk about promoting Go-oo instead, and emphasizes the importance of breaking down the barriers between GNOME and KDE.
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RE[4]: Not news
by renox on Mon 28th Jul 2008 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not news"
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Sure, but the question is: is-it truly open when you use a license incompatible with the majority of open source software which are GPLv2?

Imagine if each company was using its own "opensource" license incompatible with every other licenses, this wouldn't be a very good situation..

Sun has made a lot for open-source, yes, but playing the license fragmentation game is truly dangerous, the FSF does the same thing with the GPLv3 which wasn't really needed IMHO.

The recent exception is the AGPL which defines a framework for a different kind of collaboration for server software: this one is interesting..

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