Lotus Symphony code for OpenOffice coming soon
Posted May 17, 2012 9:19 UTC (Thu) by ewan
In reply to: Lotus Symphony code for OpenOffice coming soon
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As others have already pointed out in this thread, using LO as vehicle for that will probably not succeed.
Unless IBM continue to put in the engineering effort to maintain Symphony, I think it's rather unlikely to succeed within AOO either.
calling AOO a fork reveals some cognitive dissonance
Heh. I think it's mostly fair though. Neither AOO nor LO are the same project as the Sun/Oracle managed OOo was, they're both successors to it. LO (and brfore it, go-oo) was well established and up and running, making progress and putting out releases, before AOO was set up. Then a new project comes along to do basically the same thing. I don't think it's completely unjustifiable to call that creating a fork.
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