It is ironic that Weir refers to betting on the "fastest horse". One of the projects was fast to ship code, fast to develop new features, fast to go out and make the technical case for its software, and it wasn't Apache OpenOffice.
Why are there loads of downloads of Apache OpenOffice? I think Weir knows perfectly well why it is - which makes it all the stranger, if he were really interested in being "open and honest", that he never mentions it. OO has brand recognition. Millions of people have thought "Oh, I need that free office software" and typed "Open Office" into Google. That's nice, the name was the only significant thing given to Apache, and they're entitled to take advantage of it, but let's not pretend it's about anything Apache have done or are doing.