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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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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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

OpenSolaris was released under CDDL. That's what was forked.

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

I stand by what I said but it goes double for Solaris: no one cares except for people who already love Solaris. It's like Netware ten years ago: already dead with the only people unaware being the people still using it.

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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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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

That would be one in....how many? I don't think anyone in their right mind can say that people using Linux right now are moving to Solaris en masse. It just hasn't happened in the way Sun dearly hoped it would.

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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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