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From Ian Lynch <>
Subject Re: [Libreoffice] Proposal to join Apache OpenOffice
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 17:00:57 GMT
Look guys, this is going round in circles. I'm not an ASF or TDF member but
I spent quite a lot of time and effort on OOo and ODF in the past so I care
what happens. The fact is the software grant is made. My understanding is
that if the code goes into the incubator it does not even guarantee it will
emerge as a marketable product. It might just sit on a shelf in ASF
gathering dust because no-one really has the resources to do anything with
it. OTOH it might thrive and take over the desktop office world (I wish :-)
) . At this point there is no way of knowing. All this incubator process is
supposed to do is see if ASF members think it has some potential. Its good
to get all the issues out in the open but this one on the "IBM conspiracy
theory" is really exhausted. It's not going to change anything.

Let's say we persuaded the good guys at Apache that this is a ploy to
manipulate them and they reject the code. Where then will it go? If
conspiracy is right it definitely won't be to TDF and it could be to
somewhere a lot more damaging to TDF than the ASF.


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