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From Greg Trasuk <tras...@stratuscom.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal
Date Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:56:16 GMT


We're working on it (River, that is)!

Cheers,

Greg.

On Wed, 2011-06-01 at 12:49, Jukka Zitting wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 6:28 PM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:
> > On Jun 1, 2011, at 12:21 PM, Ross Gardler wrote:
> >> There is a statement that "Oracle will assist in the transition and migration
> >> from OpenOffice.org.", I am probably reading too much into it, but why is
> >> there not a statement that Oracle intend to continue development once
> >> the transition is complete?
> >
> > Most likely because they don't intend to.
> 
> This should be clearly spelled out if it's the intention. I'd also
> like to see how the community plans to cope with such a major loss of
> experience and know-how.
> 
> A related example is the Apache River podling that nearly died when
> the then Sun employees were pulled out of the project, which left next
> to nobody to look after the codebase. Only with major efforts by
> mentors and new contributors was the project salvaged, but even now
> it's only a shadow of what Jini used to be. I'd hate to see the same
> happen to OpenOffice.
> 
> BR,
> 
> Jukka Zitting
> 
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