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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Apache Incubator Proposal
Date Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:57:27 GMT
>> Hopefully more will show up. As with other podlings, we're usually
>> quite liberal with adding people onto the "Initial Committers" list.
> I see, so the community development starts now. Good. I hope we see plenty
> of LibreOffice people stepping up to be named. If they do step up will they
> be added?

If you read the link that Shane posted to the LO posting, you will see
that we probably do not need to fortify the stockade in preparation
for a stampede.

The Document Foundation is committed to copyleft. They are not going
to line up in an orderly queue to be assimilated here at Apache.

>From their statement, I can see a little glimmer of possibility that
TDF or some LO individuals might conclude that some pieces of the
(O|L)O ecosystem might be better off at the ASF under the ALv2. And
perhaps this podling will shrink to a manageable size.

Or maybe a cohort of IBM employees in blue shirts is about to come
yodelling along.

 The irony of this is very large for me. The following attempts to map
the analogies:

     Oracle --------------- TDF
     IBM    --------------- IBM + Oracle
     ASF   --------------- ASF
     Java   --------------- LO
     Harmony ----------- OO

Instead of IBM loving and leaving ASF in an attempt to outmaneuver
Oracle, we have IBM, with help from Oracle, proposing to love ASF to
outmaneuver an open source foundation.  It all looks like fox-hunting
to me. (The unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible.)

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