Linked by Rahul on Sat 11th Oct 2008 01:39 UTC
Features, Office Michael Meeks who leads the OpenOffice.org development team within Novell has taken a detailed look at contributions associated by metrics to OpenOffice.org and makes the case that Sun's tight control over the codebase and the lack of enough volunteer contributors leaves the development slowly stagnating over a period of time. Michael Meeks has recently started strongly advocating the position that Sun needs to setup a more independent OpenOffice.org foundation or otherwise allow more relaxed policies for commit access and be less rigid about assignment of copyright to itself for the development community of Openoffice.org to thrive beyond Sun developers.
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heh...
by Phobos on Sat 11th Oct 2008 14:28 UTC
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2008-04-30

first off, it's funny to see how Meeks constantly seems to forget were his go-oo code came originally from... yes, from Sun's OpenOffice... instead of bashing Sun every now and then, being thankful doesn't hurt anyone, right?

Of course Meeks wants less Sun branding in OO... Sun competes with Novell... but guess what?... It's a Sun product!!! why should they remove their branding??? why doesn't Novell removes their branding from their products?

On the other hand, Meeks has got some balls when attacking an open source contributor as Sun while working at a company like Novell and it's unclear deals and intentions with Microsoft... look at yourself before judging others, man

Lastly, developers on OO have decreased thanks to the introductions of OO extensions... why doesn't Meeks takes those numbers in account?... how many extensions have been created and how many people are creating them?... these half-truths aren't helping Open Source, Mr. Meeks... Perhaps that aligns best to your corporative rulings, hmm?... create confusion and you (MS) will reign...

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