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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Apache Incubator Proposal: Splitting^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^HREUNITING the Community?
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2011 17:45:21 GMT

On Jun 4, 2011, at 10:28 AM, Greg Stein wrote:

> Personally, I think Oracle's choice had more to do with IBM's
> recommendation, than taxes.

I've been told that Oracle and TDF *were* in discussions but
that the demands by TDF were sufficiently unpalatable to Oracle
as to prevent any sort of agreement... IBM may have strongly
suggested the ASF as a backup, but we were the runner-up in
a sense. Taxes were not an issue...

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