Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:22 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Oracle and SUN "Today we welcome Oracle's donation of code that has previously been proprietary to the Apache Software Foundation, it is great to see key user features released in a form that can be included into LibreOffice."
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Trying to clarify a few things...
by JPowers27 on Thu 2nd Jun 2011 15:57 UTC
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They could have given OOo to LibreOffice instead of Apache; we think they did this just to be mean to the LibreOffice group.

We still have no response as to what is going to happen to the OOo developers. IBM has announced that they will provide developers for the Apache migration. We think IBM is most likely stepping in to further the Symphony project (currently it's based on the OOo 1.x code base).

It is already becoming too hard to move patches between the OOo code base and the LibO code base; they are becoming too far apart (last week's merge of the two code bases broke LibO master and it's just now getting somewhat stable). The current plan seams to be to monitor the OOo project and only cherry-pick items of interest.

So far none of the LibreOffice developers has expressed any interest in joining the Apache team.

The above is mostly my impressions of the current state and I don't speak for the LibreOffice community.

Edited 2011-06-02 16:00 UTC

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