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From Niall Pemberton <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice: were are we now?
Date Sun, 05 Jun 2011 23:58:17 GMT
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 12:48 AM,  <> wrote:
> Niall Pemberton <> wrote on 06/05/2011 07:02:02
> PM:
>> >
>> > Otherwise this is like the Baptists telling the Methodists that they
>> > cannot have a church of their own in town, because the Baptists want
> to
>> > recruit a larger choir.
>> It is clear from IBM switching its efforts from Harmony to OpenJDK
>> that there are no religious reasons over license. Other ASF people
>> have expressed in this thread that in their opinion that is reason
>> enough (and I respect that view) - but IBM can't claim that. So I
>> think my point still stands.
> Give me a citation please where anyone from IBM said the preference of
> Apache to TDF/OO was due only to the license?

No, it was my point that that they only negative to TDF/OO was the license here:

But please do elaborate on why IBM prefers a new project here rather
than contributing to TDF/OO - I am very interested to know.


> We're havinh some really good discussion on substantive issues happening
> on the list.  But I'm not going to waste time refuting points that no one
> (to my knowledge) has ever made.
> -Rob

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