Worth a read: this weblog
entry by Michael Meeks
on Sun's management of OpenOffice.org.
"If OpenOffice was blessed (like other more sensibly structured
projects) with a large, diverse and healthy developer-base, then perhaps we
could expect to go around rejecting big chunks of code, offending
developers and driving away potential contributors. To do this solely in
order for Sun to retain total ownership of the code-base (and even loosely
coupled components) - seems rather a betrayal of it's self-appointed
" Many company-driven projects require transfer
of copyright ownership from contributors, so OOo is not the only place
issues like this will come up.
(See also: this discussion of ooo-build
2004. ooo-build was not a full fork of OpenOffice.org then and does not appear to be one now.)
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