Update: More contributors leave OpenOffice.org for LibreOffice

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Wed Nov 3 04:43:44 GMT 2010

On 03/11/2010 13:54, Michael Haney wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 10:44 PM, Basil Chupin<blchupin at iinet.net.au>  wrote:
>> Thirty-three contributors to the OpenOffice.org project are leaving,
>> unhappy with what they say is Oracle's attitude toward the project's
>> organization and management.
>> The contributors, who are mostly from the German-speaking OpenOffice.org
>> community, comprise translators, others in marketing and quality
>> assurance and at least one developer. They will join others who are
>> backing The Document Foundation, which was founded in September to
>> continue the project outside OpenOffice.org, now under the purview of
>> Oracle.
>> http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source/more-contributors-leave-openofficeorg-libreoffice-974
> This brings an image to my mind of rats jumping from a sinking ship.
> That's two open source projects that Oracle has pretty much flattened.
>   First OpenSolaris and now OpenOffice.org.  I'm seeing a pattern here,
> and I also see strings.  I wonder where they lead, they're attached to
> Oracle and they lead all the way to .... oh, now how about that ...
> they lead all the way to Redmond, Washington.  Hmmmm!!!!
> Yeah, is SCO all over again folks.  MS is once again engaged in a
> Proxy War, this time against Open Source.  Why am I not really
> surprised.

You shouldn't be :-) . You're the one who posted that article on 
10-10-10 re secret negotiations to get rid of opensource in Europe.


Gumperson's Law: The probability of anything happening is in
inverse proportion to its desirability.

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