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From Ian Lynch <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice: were are we now?
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 12:17:49 GMT
On 6 June 2011 12:43, Florian Effenberger <>wrote:

 given that the granted source code seems to be lacking important parts, and
> there is no real idea on how to provide continuity for users (e.g. releasing
> OOo 3.4.0). All of this will do *much* harm, IMHO even more than the benefit
> of having the license you favor.
> Creative solutions for working on the licensing issue surely exist, and
> Simon mentioned one of them. Setting up things in parallel is not
> necessarily required from my POV.

Even from the outset it seemed to me that the OOo code would get accepted to
the Apache incubator. (Ok, I could be wrong but the consequences of not
being accepted could be a lot worse as well as possibly better) If that is
the situation what is the best way to work co-operatively for the best
outcome for user continuity? The discussions here have indicated many
important roles for TDF and I don't think any serious suggestions for TDF
not being necessary. It's not going to be easy but then most things worth
achieving aren't easy and carry risks ;-)

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