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Είχαμε το ζήτημα με το OpenOffice και το LibreOffice που ακολούθησαν
διαφορετικούς δρόμους.
Η Oracle με το OpenOffice δεν προχωρούσε την ανάπτυξη του λογισμικού
με το ρυθμό που έπρεπε
και είχαμε τη δημιουργία του LibreOffice και του The Document Foundation (TDF).

Πρόσφατα, η Oracle ανακοίνωσε ότι σταματά την ανάπτυξη του OpenOffice
και ότι θα το δώσει στην

Σήμερα μαθαίνουμε ότι η Oracle έδωσε το OpenOffice (μάλλον πρόκειται
για το Copyright για κώδικα, domain, κτλ)
στο Apache Foundation. Θα ήταν πιο εύκολο να το δώσει απευθείας στο
The Document Foundation.
Προσωπικά πιστεύω ότι το πρόβλημα θα διευθετηθεί σύντομα, και θα
έχουμε ένα συγκεκριμένο στόχο στην ανάπτυξη μιας
ελεύθερης σουΐτας.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Florian Effenberger <>
Date: Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 6:14 PM
Subject: [tdf-announce] Statement about Oracle's move to donate assets to the Apache Foundation

The Document Foundation

Statement about Oracle's move to donate assets to the
Apache Foundation

The Internet, June 1st, 2011 - The Document Foundation constitutes a
global team of hundreds of developers working together to improve the
LibreOffice product for the benefit of all users. We are governed by
an open, and meritocratic community headed by a diverse interim
Steering Committee, and a vendor neutral Engineering Steering
Committee overseeing development.

Today we welcome Oracle's donation of code that has previously been
proprietary to the Apache Software Foundation, it is great to see key
user features released in a form that can be included into

The Document Foundation would welcome the reuniting of the and LibreOffice projects into a single community of
equals in the wake of the departure of Oracle. The step Oracle has
taken today was no doubt taken in good faith, but does not appear to
directly achieve this goal. The Apache community, which we respect
enormously, has very different expectations and norms - licensing,
membership and more - to the existing and LibreOffice
projects. We regret the missed opportunity but are committed to
working with all active community members to devise the best possible
future for LibreOffice and

On the bright side, one benefit of this arrangement is the potential
for future-proof licensing. The Apache License is compatible with both
the LGPLv3+ and MPL licenses, allowing TDF future flexibility to move
the entire codebase, to MPLv2 or future LGPL license versions. The
Document Foundation believes that commercially-friendly, copy-left
licensing provides the best path to constructive participation in, and
growth of the project.

Thus, the event is neutral for The Document Foundation, which - as
always - remains open to every company, individual or foundation that
wishes to participate in co-development. There has never been a better
time to get involved and advance the state of the art in free software
office suites.

TDF is therefore willing to start talking with Apache Software
Foundation, following the email from ASF President Jim Jagielski, who
is anticipating frequent contacts between the Apache Software
Foundation and The Document Foundation over the next few months. We
all want to offer corporate and individual users worldwide the best
free office suite for enterprise and personal productivity.

Finally, TDF continue executing on our time-based release plan for
LibreOffice 3.4.0, due out this week, while continuing work on our bug
fix release train, with 3.4.1 due in a months time, as well as ongoing
feature development for our 3.5 release.

*** About The Document Foundation

The Document Foundation has the mission of facilitating the evolution
of the OOo Community into an open, meritocratic and democratic
organization. An independent Foundation is a better reflection of the
values of our contributors, users and supporters, and will enable a
more inclusive, effective, efficient and transparent community. TDF
will protect past investments by building on the achievements of the
first decade, will encourage wide participation within the community,
and will co-ordinate activity across the community.

*** Media Contacts for TDF

Florian Effenberger (Germany)
Mobile: +49 151 14424108 - E-mail:
Olivier Hallot (Brazil)
Mobile: +55 21 88228812 - E-mail:
Charles H. Schulz (France)
Mobile: +33 6 98655424 - E-mail:
Italo Vignoli (Italy)
Mobile: +39 348 5653829 - E-mail:

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