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From Keith Curtis <>
Subject Re: /ignore troll [was: OpenOffice & LibreOffice]
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 01:49:12 GMT
On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 6:34 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. <> wrote:
>> In my book, I talk for pages about the importance of the ODF standard.
>> Did you know that OpenOffice is  already behind LibreOffice when it
>> comes to ODF support? It has to do with footnote markers.
> Which is apropos of...

ODF support is a big part of why these codebases matter. Will you need
to create an ODF compatibility council between OpenOffice and
LibreOffice? I'd like to see those matrices like you have for software

> Let's be clear, you have strong GPL opinions.  There are many forums for
> that decades-old debate; this list not being one of them.  Oracle made
> a choice.  Therefore Sam or another iPMC member or I will shut down each
> thread that debates the merits of AL/GPL, these were already detailed
> much better elsewhere and don't bear repeating.

I don't care about the license issue either. I have dropped it. I am
concerned about the social engineering (costs) of forks and of
duplicate teams doing the same thing. I have seen the Office
codebases, and I know that if you guys work efficiently now, good
things will happen soon.

> I expect that an Apache OOo project will have a great deal of respect
> for the TDF/LO community and results based on the past five days of very
> respectful discussion.  If the converse happens, that's great too.  None
> of this is particularly relevant to the question at hand; should the ASF
> accept a podling proposal to the incubator with an AL code grant from
> Oracle?  If your comments don't bear on this question, please hold them
> for the dev@ list or take them elsewhere.

I am concerned only with what this podling would do. If that
discussion is premature, we can leave it till later. However, it seems
like knowing what you will do will help you figure out if you should
do it.


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