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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Oh, Oracle, we saw it coming!
by iskios on Mon 18th Oct 2010 22:28 UTC
iskios
Member since:
2005-07-06

Why do I get the feeling that just about everyone saw it coming. Oracle buys Sun, all the Open Source initiatives start to suffer. Solaris, OpenOffice, Java, it's all going to have to be forked and move forward without Oracle.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Why do I get the feeling that just about everyone saw it coming. Oracle buys Sun, all the Open Source initiatives start to suffer. Solaris, OpenOffice, Java, it's all going to have to be forked and move forward without Oracle.


Solaris - meh. There is already a fork I believe, but I don't know its name.

Java - the fork is called openJDK. This pre-dates the acquisition of Sun by Oracle.

OpenOffice - the fork is preovisionally called LibreOffice.

MySQL - one fork is called MariaDB. There is at least one other, but I can't recall its name. Strong alternatives exist anyway with PostgreSQL and Firebird.

Forks are already started. OpenOffice was probably the last cab off that rank.

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Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27


Java - the fork is called openJDK. This pre-dates the acquisition of Sun by Oracle.


OpenJDK was started by Sun. Perhaps you were thinking of Harmony which was started by IBM and now they have abandoned it.

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werterr Member since:
2006-10-03

The fork of Solaris is called Illumos.

http://www.illumos.org/

Which didn't start out as a fork, it actually wanted to work together with Oracle as they killed OpenSolaris.

Then when Oracle gave them and the entire OpenSolaris community the big finger, they went and fully forked the code base.

Hopefully creating a more viable Solaris OS then OpenSolaris in the Sun and Orable days ever was..

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flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Solaris - meh. There is already a fork I believe, but I don't know its name.

Solaris isn't even close to being, "meh". It's far and above Linux.

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