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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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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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

That's nice, but no one seems to care about OpenSolaris. Maybe in 2001 or so an OpenSolaris could have edged Linux out, but today only Solaris fans use OpenSolaris and I don't hear anything about conversions from non-Solaris to OpenSolaris.

I'm glad you have your toy, and Solaris is a cool system, but don't think that it's going to still be a contender five years from now.

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flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

He said Solaris, not OpenSolaris. That's what I was referring to.

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Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

That's nice, but no one seems to care about OpenSolaris. Maybe in 2001 or so an OpenSolaris could have edged Linux out, but today only Solaris fans use OpenSolaris and I don't hear anything about conversions from non-Solaris to OpenSolaris.

Well, Linux developers convert to Solaris. For instance Mozilla developers:
http://blog.mozilla.com/rob-sayre/2007/09/06/land-of-dtrace/

And others as well, if you google a bit.

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

> but no one seems to care about OpenSolaris.
Far from true. If no one would care, there wouldn't be community forks ;)

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dhpf Member since:
2010-10-19

Sun put a lot of resources into OpenOffice for years and years and LibreOffice show their gratitude for what they have forked for not even bothering to support Solaris, when OpenOffice.org does. I hope LibreOffice either fail or support Solaris/Solaris Express/Illumos/OpenIndiana.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

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

Uh, huh. Solaris was so successful and well above Linux then that's why Sun tried to copy the open source community around Linux with OpenSolaris, and ultimately went bust?

Far and above Linux? Solaris has needed CPR for about ten years now and the evidence has been in how well Sun faired. I love these statements that people come out with that are somehow meant to be taken as fact.

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flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

I used both daily in the enterprise and Solaris is far better.

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