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To my knowlegde, the only concern on public record against joining LibreOffice is that freedesktop.org (which cared for the project before TDF was founded) is decidedly Linux-centric.
There are many more reasons one could imagine (Copyleft, domination by Linux distros, developer egos, ...) so everybody is free to make his own version of the truth here.
Lotus Symphony code for OpenOffice coming soon
Posted May 21, 2012 20:37 UTC (Mon) by simosx (subscriber, #24338)
You do not have a 'money' reason in your list.
If I were IBM, I would like to have the option to eventually make money out of the office suite. The Apache license allows for a fully closed-source office suite. The MPL license (offered in LibreOffice) does not allow for a fully closed-source office suite.
Posted May 21, 2012 23:06 UTC (Mon) by ewan (subscriber, #5533)
Which is why there now seems little purpose to insist on the Apache licensed version of the codebase, which is where we came in. If IBM were keeping Symphony closed then AOO would all make perfect sense, but they're not, and it doesn't.
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