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Hi :)
I think IBM have a lot of power in this relationship.  If Oracle are being slow about passing IBMs 
contribution to Apache then i think IBM might be able to make that happen faster.  

I heard that Oracle and Apache are in court fighting each other at the moment or fairly recently 
about things that are nothing to do with OOo.  Oracle seemed to be just playing with OOo without 
any really clear objectives other than just trying to make money from it somehow.  They seemed to 
treat it as though it was a mill-stone around their neck because of it's OpenSource part.  Apache 
have a strong passion for  projects that are at least partly OpenSource.  IBM seems to need OOo to 
be developed with strength and determination to be strongly viable against MS Office rather than 
just being allowed to crumble.  

So it seems that IBM were able to push Oracle into handing OOo to Apache who are not struggling as 
much as Oracle possibly hoped.  Perhaps delaying the transfer of IBM's gift is the most they can do 
to make things difficult for Apache?  Maybe IBM has some leverage there?
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Fri, 9/9/11, Christopher Chaltain <> wrote:

From: Christopher Chaltain <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-accessibility] IAccessible2 / LibreOffice /
Date: Friday, 9 September, 2011, 3:46

I haven't looked into this issue as much as others, but what's left here
for IBM to do? It sounds like they've already donated the code. BTW, who
in IBM did you contact? I used to know some of the guys working on
accessibility inside IBM.

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