> As a long time subscriber to lwn.net, I'd like to say that I am entertained by this.
I'd guess the correct popular expression would be "pass the popcorn".
But I am more annoyed than entertained by this situation. It is like watching a slow-motion trainwreck, where while you are rooting for it to narrowly avert the impending disaster, you cannot see how it could escape.
> how many people will care remains to be seen.
I can see at least two classes of people who would still care.
* Those who did not get the memo, and still think "www.openoffice.org" is the place to go for a free office suite.
* Those who have some kind of religious aversion to the GPL.
There are probably more.
The question is, are there enough people in these classes to keep viable such a large project, especially when a more advanced yet very similar alternative is available?