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[2]: Not news
by tomcat on Wed 30th Jul 2008 06:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Not news"
tomcat
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2006-01-06

Can we please stop talking about these issues as if it is morally wrong to choose different licenses, require copyright assignment, or whatever?

Ultimately, "open source" boils down to whether the source code is available. That's the heart of the issue, and pretending that the license is the litmus test for "open" is a load of crap. Just show me the source code, and then get the f out of the way, people.

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