Posted Oct 16, 2008 14:16 UTC (Thu) by scripter
In reply to: OpenOffice.org releases 3.0, faces new challenges
Parent article: OpenOffice.org releases 3.0, faces new challenges
I thought the reason RedHat started shipping mono is because of the open source patent pools that were set up and offered some sense of counter-protection -- see http://www.oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog/2005/12/patent_pools_offer_open_source.html. If that's true, why would go-oo be any different than mono?
Maybe I'm completely wrong. If so, please correct me.
In any case, it sounds like the threat of patent litigation is chilling participation in go-oo (and mono).
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