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From Simon Phipps <>
Subject Re: Proposal for OpenOffice Incubator strategy
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:19:17 GMT
On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 7:13 PM, Ross Gardler <> wrote:

> Ahhh... Yes I see something missing from Simons mail here. I assumed that
> the LibreOffice distribution would gradually migrate to using the core
> components proposed here (Apache ODFSuite as Simin called it) and thus
> collaboration on those components would also migrate here.

Yes, that's exactly what I assumed would happen in time. But my e-mail was
already TL;DR :-)

> If I understand correctly the donations from Oracle are not going to enable
> us to build an appropriately licenced end user product without significant
> work. Furthermore, the proposal and various press releases seem to indicate
> that A key focus of this project will be componentisation of the code base
> making it easier to reuse.

That is also my understanding.  That's also why it's so important to have a
plan for how to sustain the end-user binary at least at a no-worse-than-now
level while the Apache project works out what has to go, what can stay, what
needs rewriting and so on.

I may be being naive, I prefer to think I'm an optimist.

Me too!


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