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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice & LibreOffice
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 11:50:06 GMT
On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org> wrote:

> Sent from my mobile device (so please excuse typos)
>
> On 7 Jun 2011, at 09:22, Dirk-Willem van Gulik <dirkx@webweaving.org>
> wrote:
>
> > On 5 Jun 2011, at 23:45, Keith Curtis wrote:
> >
> > ...
> >> LibreOffice will for a long time be using a substantial amount of
> >> "your" software.
> >
> > Great! Don't worry about that. We celebrate that.
> >
> > The folks here at apache tend to like  to code - and if others use it -
> build amazing things with it -  so much the better.
>
> +1000
>
> Can I ask if the above statement regarding reuse is a consensus position or
> an individual opinion.
>

It's really just a matter of fact, Ross. The code is spaghetti of the first
order, and unless either the Apache project or the LibreOffice project do
extremely substantial refactoring very fast, both projects will be using the
same code for a long time. If we all do things right, this will be in the
context of actual shared repositories.

S.

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