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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice: were are we now?
Date Sun, 05 Jun 2011 23:06:47 GMT
It is naive to think IBM is bound by the GPL simply
because that's the license java is being offered to the public.
No doubt IBM has access to more favorable terms so 
as to continue offering their competitive java executable
under terms largely of their own choosing.


Religion and business decisions rarely have anything to
do with each other.


----- Original Message ----
> From: Niall Pemberton <niall.pemberton@gmail.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Sun, June 5, 2011 7:02:02 PM
> Subject: Re: OpenOffice: were are we now?
> 
> On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 11:51 PM,  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com>  wrote:
> > Niall Pemberton <niall.pemberton@gmail.com> wrote  on 06/05/2011 06:30:06
> > PM:
> >
> >>
> >> I agree with  you - in this case I think it would be better if IBM
> >> collaborated  with LibreOffice, rather than seeking to compete. But I
> >> could be  wrong.
> >>
> >
> > And I support 100% your right to have that  opinion and to support whatever
> > open source project or projects you  want, to worship your own God and to
> > drink the beer of your choice.  But  if there are a "sufficient" number of
> > people (as determined subjectively  by the IPMC) who have a different
> > opinion, and who would like to do an  open source project at Apache, and
> > they have a proposal acceptable in  other ways, then I think it should be
> > allowed.
> >
> > Otherwise  this is like the Baptists telling the Methodists that they
> > cannot have a  church of their own in town, because the Baptists want to
> > recruit a  larger choir.
> 
> It is clear from IBM switching its efforts from Harmony to  OpenJDK
> that there are no religious reasons over license. Other ASF  people
> have expressed in this thread that in their opinion that is  reason
> enough (and I respect that view) - but IBM can't claim that. So  I
> think my point still stands.
> 
> Niall
> 
> > We should always  remember:  Anyone who wants to contribute to TDF/LO
> > currently can.   There is absolutely nothing preventing them.  The
> > developers on Apache  OpenOffice will therefore consist of those who,
> > voluntarily and  according to their own preference, have already chosen not
> > to work on  LibreOffice, along with those who are willing to work on both
> >  projects.
> >
> > -Rob
> >
> >
> >
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