My first instinct is that LibreOffice stepped up, provided a huge service to the community, and essential won against Oracle in the market. We should all just get behind LibreOffice and leave OpenOffice.org to die on the vine.
It seems like LibreOffice has some real momentum. They have made it really easy for people to contribute and people are actually pitching in. They seem to have unlocked a groundswell of contributor potential that OpenOffice.org just never mustered. I even got myself on the contributors list.
I do not agree that LibreOffice could not compete with Oracle, the ASF, and IBM. I think that even IBM was contributing to LibreOffice before Oracle made this move.
That said, I do actually prefer the Apache license overall. I also understand the value of having commercial backers like IBM. So, if LibreOffice would have been APL2.0 to begin with, that would have been great.
The whole idea of Oracle and IBM taking what little leverage they have left in this situation to essentially spit in the face of LibreOffice also just rubs me the wrong way.