Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat Feb 20 21:58:00 UTC 2010

> I'm always a little wary of anything that takes something else, and adds "better X,Y and Z". Even if they have, and I'm not arguing that, I always wonder why they didn't just submit their improvements to the original work.... Maybe I'm just too suspicious, if ubuntu is using it it must have some merit...

That is because of Sun's insistence of retaining copyright on all
committed code. Thus, code that Joe Hacker submits to OOo with the
intention of improving that great GPL application could be used in
Star Office (Sun's proprietary OOo version) with no mention nor thanks
to Joe, and the code might never be incorporated in OOo as well.

Most of the big Linux distros, *buntu included, use the Go-oo code.

Dotan Cohen

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