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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umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

After all, it was libreoffice who forked so it should be them who merge back.


Why would they need to merge back?

There's nothing inherently wrong with a fork.

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ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Two communities developing two almost exactly identical pieces of software instead of just one; makes both communities weaker and makes progress slower.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Two communities developing two almost exactly identical pieces of software instead of just one; makes both communities weaker and makes progress slower.


[Citation Needed]

But seriously.. I don't think that's necessarily true. I think that's a notion that people come up with because it makes them angry that there are two "competing" projects.

With proper source control, sharing patches between the projects could be a no-brainer.

Time and again, it's been proven that competition is healthy.

Edited 2011-06-02 04:15 UTC

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Two communities developing two almost exactly identical pieces of software instead of just one; makes both communities weaker and makes progress slower.


That's usual in GNU/Linux/FOSS world.

How many widget toolkits are there? How many desktop environments? How many distros? How many pieces of software that do the same thing? People like for sure reinventing the wheel.

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