has been forked

David Gerard dgerard at
Wed Sep 29 00:44:12 BST 2010

On 29 September 2010 00:20, Anthony Papillion <papillion at> wrote:

> I'm really doubtful that Oracle will participate in the DF at all,
> just like I'm doubtful they're going to donate the OpenOffice
> trademark to the foundation.

That bit was quite blatantly a whole bunch of corporations
deliberately tweaking Oracle.

> My fear is that they are going to hold on
> to the trademark because it gives them market leverage and, if they
> participate in the DF at all, will only do so as a token effort and
> LibreOffice will always linger under the threat of some kind of IP
> suit from Oracle.
> I hope I'm wrong

I'm wondering if there aren't already intimations of this.

The message this sends is "sorry Oracle, you're too dangerously insane
for us to work with." Which is a quite reasonable response to the
Oracle suit against Google. I work in a Java shop; lots of people
going "oh ... no ..." and seeing their CVs go up in smoke when they
heard about it.

- d.

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