Mark Shuttleworth on companies and free software
Posted May 17, 2011 18:12 UTC (Tue) by JoeBuck
Parent article: Mark Shuttleworth on companies and free software
My understanding is that the largest group (or, at least, a large group) of OpenOffice.org developers who weren't willing to assign changes to Sun (and later Oracle) were motivated not so much for "fundamentalist" reasons as for business reasons: they worked for Novell, and Novell didn't want to sign a one-sided agreement. Hence the Novell fork of OO.o.
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