Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:56 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Features, Office "A group of key OpenOffice.org contributors and community members recently decided to fork the project and establish The Document Foundation in order to drive forward community-driven development of the open source office suite. Oracle has responded to the move by asking several members of TDF to step down from their positions as representatives on the OOo community council."
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Nothing wrong with this
by DonK on Tue 19th Oct 2010 01:14 UTC
DonK
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I don't see anything wrong with this. This is like having people on a board of directors to show loyalty to the corporation and not do things to weaken the company at the expense of competition or any activity that is detrimental to the company. If a member of the OOo council is promoting a fork which diverts resources to a competing fork then they should voluntary resign and join the council of that fork instead. They don't deserve to stay on the OOo council anyway as a fork should be considered a failure of the council to resolve issues that required a fork. Good riddance to them. I hope that Oracle can have more influence on OOo in the hope that the quality improves.

Edited 2010-10-19 01:23 UTC

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