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Oracle Calls It a Day, Gives OpenOffice to Apache Foundation
on Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:22 UTC, submitted by
"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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on Mon 6th Jun 2011 14:38 UTC in reply to "
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.
Edited 2011-06-06 14:46 UTC
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