Linked by Debjit on Mon 1st Nov 2010 21:46 UTC
Features, Office "We all knew that it would come to this and it has finally happened - 33 developers have left OpenOffice.org to join The Documents Foundation, with more expected to leave in the next few days. After Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, OpenOffice.org fell into the hands of Oracle, as did a lot of other products. So, last month a few very prominent members of the OpenOffice.org community decided to form The Documents Foundation and fork OpenOffice.org as LibreOffice, possibly fearing that it could go the OpenSolaris way."
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OOo Developers are Oracle Employees
by Macrat on Mon 1st Nov 2010 23:20 UTC
Macrat
Member since:
2006-03-27

99% of OOo developers are Oracle employees.

The details are sparse, but I'm guessing these 33 have nothing to do with the majority of the OOo code.

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acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Out of curiosity, from where you got this number?

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

He's probably referring to the commit logs.
http://people.gnome.org/~michael/blog/ooo-commit-stats-2008.html

Of the 33 only a few actually contribute code. Digtizor reported this story incorrectly.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Damn, Oracle has thousands of OOo developers?

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