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From Ian Lynch <>
Subject Re: Apache Incubator Proposal: Splitting^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^HREUNITING the Community?
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2011 21:50:34 GMT
On 2 June 2011 22:42, Benson Margulies <> wrote:

The existing of TDF and the preference of its contributors for
> copyleft is data, but for me it's not data that could persuade me to
> vote -1 in this PMC. I don't care if there are 5,000 people out there
> who are firmly planning to stick to TDF like glue. I care if there are
> 10 or 20 who are prepared to take this on.

But you probably make it more likely that you will get your 10-20 and more
if you don't unnecessarily alienate those who have put a lot of time and
effort into OOo in the past. In addition, if we want a thriving open source
office project it makes sense to treat those involved with some sensitivity
because hopefully everyone will work together constructively in the future.

Personally, I also prefer to be lenient about launching podlings and
> then strict about noticing when they are failing to hatch.
> I am sympathetic to those TDF contributors for whom this development
> arrives as an unwelcome surprise and perhaps a cheap parthian shot
> from Oracle and IBM. However, as a member of the ASF and the incubator
> PMC, my sympathy does not extend to voting against this proposal on
> criteria related to the possible damage to TDF/LO or the success or
> failure of some attempt treat this as 'the one and only' successor to
> the Sun's open office.
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