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From Phillip Rhodes <>
Subject Re: [Libreoffice] Proposal to join Apache OpenOffice
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 17:05:26 GMT
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM, Ian Lynch <> wrote:

> 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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