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From Andy Brown <a...@the-martin-byrd.net>
Subject Re: Questions from the cheap seats.
Date Sun, 05 Jun 2011 21:24:42 GMT
Sorry for the mistype on the subject. :(

Andy Brown wrote:
> Hi all.
>
> This is my fist post here, been lurking from day one.
>
> As a user I am trying to understand somethings that are going on here.
>
> 1: LibreOffice was forked due to the way OOo was being handled by
> Sun/Oracle.
>
> 2: Last month, Oracle stated that OOo would be turned over to a
> Foundation to run.
>
> 3: From indications, there had been some discussions between Oracle and
> The Document Foundation. Not knowing what was said but it seems that
> they could not work out the problems.
>
> 4: Oracle makes a donation to the Apache Software Foundation.
>
> Now with this comes some questions;
>
> 1: What will happen to OOo's code and trademark if the podling is not
> approved?
>
> 2: What will happen to OOo's code and trademark if the project does not
> graduate?
>
> 3: Since the transfer to the ASF is a grant, could the ASF transfer,
> grant, to TDF?
>
> Thanks for your time and consideration.
>
> Andy
>
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