OpenOffice.org releases 3.0, faces new challenges
Posted Oct 16, 2008 7:05 UTC (Thu) by eru
Parent article: OpenOffice.org releases 3.0, faces new challenges
Because of Novell's close association with Microsoft, people worry that Go-oo is an underhanded means for another kind of lock-inthis time to Novell.
How could this happen as long as the code is under GPL? I don't know enough about the situation to take any sides, but it seems to me that stagnation is a much worse threat to an open source project than forking. As both forks implement ODF, the user gets to choose which fork to use depending on which works better at any given time. A bit of rivalry is a good motivator.
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