> I've seen a lot of people blogging that this is better than IBM; I remain > a bit unconvinced:
my thoughts as well. I thought IBM was the better purchaser/match and still do (did). The fate of OOo was the first thought that struck me when I heard Oracle was the buyer. Imho, I might have trusted IBM engineering to refactor/document the OO codebase more so than Oracle. But indeed, as far as projecting OO into the SME enterprise, Oracle probably has the more forceful organization for that at this point. We'll see.