Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:22 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Oracle and SUN "Today we welcome Oracle's donation of code that has previously been proprietary to the Apache Software Foundation, it is great to see key user features released in a form that can be included into LibreOffice."
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Eh
by twitterfire on Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:28 UTC
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2008-09-11

Good ol' Larry thought that he can score some cash from OpenOffice like he tried with Solaris and Java. Now that he sees that money aren't coming, he's making a donation.

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RE: Eh
by umccullough on Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:39 in reply to "Eh"
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2006-01-26

he's making a donation.


In the business world, this move is called divesting.

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RE: Eh
by Soulbender on Wed 1st Jun 2011 21:14 in reply to "Eh"
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2005-08-18

We just have to be happy he didnt let it die.

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RE[2]: Eh
by shmerl on Thu 2nd Jun 2011 07:21 in reply to "RE: Eh"
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2010-06-08

Well I'd say we should be happy there are enough developers who won't let it die. Larry couldn't have affected that, especially after the fork.

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RE[2]: Eh
by tanishaj on Mon 6th Jun 2011 14:38 in reply to "RE: Eh"
tanishaj Member since:
2010-12-22

We just have to be happy he didnt let it die.


Actually, I am a little annoyed that they did not.

LibreOffice has really taken off. The weaker OpenOffice.org is the better. Now LibreOffice is hampered by the OpenOffice.org anchor around it's neck.

I think this "donation" was done out of spite on Oracle's part and to advantage IBM (who use OO.org as the basis for Symphony). It has nothing to do with the community or the users.

IMHO.

Edited 2011-06-06 14:46 UTC

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