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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: OpenOffice: were are we now?
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:52:35 GMT
On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 8:39 PM, Sanjiva Weerawarana
<sanjiva@opensource.lk> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 5:32 AM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
>
>> > I've been asking for reasons since my first e-mail to this list, but you
>> > didn't reply so far. So, if you could elaborate on that, I'd really
>> > appreciate that.
>>
>> I can tell you that those decisions are made above Rob's and my pay
>> grades.  Way above.
>>
>
> Sam you out of all people know that the pay grade theory is useless here. I
> too know that IBM decisions are made at a pay grade that probably doesn't
> know what a mailing list is ... but the ASF is a different beast and you
> can't negotiate with the ASF in a board room or on conference calls. Need to
> make the case here.

The original question seems to have been lost.  It was *IBM*'s reasons.

> I attempted to guess IBM strategy in this in my previous mail.
>
> Sanjiva.
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> Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ph.D.
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>
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>

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