Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Apr 2011 21:27 UTC
Features, Office Over the weekend, Oracle basically announced its defeat in the competition with the community-created fork of OpenOffice, LibreOffice. Oracle will cease all commercial development of OpenOffice, and will turn it into a purely community-based project.
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Oracle's getting a bum rap on this one...
by benali72 on Wed 20th Apr 2011 04:08 UTC
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Most articles I see on this topic are like this one -- they blame Oracle Corp for this fiasco.

But in fact, OO developers fled Oracle and started the Document Foundation before there was any actual evidence to show how Oracle was going to treat the OO project.

The Doc Foundation people jumped the gun, based on their perceptions of Oracle Corp's reputation, rather than actual facts.

This could have turned out very differently if Oracle Corp had been given adequate time to digest its acquisitions resulting from the Sun purchase.

Oracle Corp's only fault was in focusing on completing the acquisition, rather than instantly rolling out complete software strategies to satisfy the FOSS community.

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