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: Not news
by javiercero1 on Mon 28th Jul 2008 18:48 UTC in reply to "Not news"
javiercero1
Member since:
2005-11-10

I take you don't know how the linux development works...

A lot of people seem to equate free software with lack of ownership (physical or intellectual), which is not even remotely the case.

If novell feels so strongly about OO they are welcome to start and open their own office suite.

The level of entitlement in certain circles is astounding.

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RE[2]: Not news
by diegocg on Mon 28th Jul 2008 19:00 in reply to "RE: Not news"
diegocg Member since:
2005-07-08

A lot of people seem to equate free software with lack of ownership (physical or intellectual), which is not even remotely the case.


And I've never said the contrary, so I just don't get your point. In fact, I couldn't have written my previous comment if I didn't know that. Care to explain yourself?

Edited 2008-07-28 19:01 UTC

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RE[2]: Not news
by -oblio- on Mon 28th Jul 2008 19:01 in reply to "RE: Not news"
-oblio- Member since:
2008-05-27

"If novell feels so strongly about OO they are welcome to start and open their own office suite. "

This would be TERRIBLE. Presumably FOSS projects mean a common/shared source base, and less "NIH syndrome". And Novell seem to be investing quite a bit in OO.org, to be fair.

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