Wednesday, September 29, 2010

LibreOffice: How Communities Have Grown Tired of Oracle

It seems that Oracle attitude towards some communities is starting to have some unwanted consequences. After dumping the OpenSolaris community with an obstinate silence and continuing to leave the Java Community Process in an embarrassing limbo, the OpenOffice community has decided to take action and announced the creation of The Document Foundation to take control of the OpenOffice productivity suite.

Meanwhile, Oracle has been requested to join the "new" community by applying to the Foundation. Other companies worried by Oracle latest moves, such as Google and Novell and Red Hat, are  already supporting the Foundation.

I wonder what Oracle will do and hope that Larry, at least once, does something so that Oracle be not the bad guy. This news makes me miss the Good Old Sun Microsystems.

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