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[6]: Not news
by elsewhere on Tue 29th Jul 2008 04:09 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Not news"
elsewhere
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By default, every GPL version contains the "or any later version" clause. Only very few FOSS projects (*cough* Linux *cough*) do not contain the "any later version" clause but that's mostly due personal conflicts with certain FSF members (Torvalds vs. Stallman).


OMFG, people are still spewing this? The GPL *never* contained an "or later" clause. It was contained in the boilerplate as a *recommendation*. Copyright holders still had to specifically state the "or later" clause, which very many didn't. This has been discussed and debated ad nauseum, please visit the interwebs a little more often to keep up to date.

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