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: Ugh, Please Read The Article!
by evangs on Mon 28th Jul 2008 21:29 UTC in reply to "Ugh, Please Read The Article!"
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...He even stated that he's not completely against Sun requiring the copyright stuff....

...So, as many have stated, it sounds like Novell is deciding against assigning copyright in some cases and are starting to fight back with what is essentially a fork. This will put pressure on Sun to either open up a bit, whether that's with their development model or just to state clearly what their intentions are....


You realize that you have to assign copyright to Novell when you contribute to projects like Mono and Evolution? So it's ok for Novell to have such requirements but when Sun does it suddenly their intentions are dubious?

What Sun is doing is normal. They are a company who has a responsibility to turn a profit. They ultimately answer to their share holders. As such their intentions are very clear. They are doing it because it makes good business sense for them to do so, not because it makes some geeks feel good.

Edited 2008-07-28 21:30 UTC

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