Sad... their motto is "digging for the truth" but this time they got it all wrong. "Novell "Forking" OpenOffice.org" "There will be a Novell edition of OpenOffice.org and it will support Microsoft OpenXML." Well, fact is that it's been quite some time there's a "Novell edition" of OpenOffice.org. Nothing new. Point is, Sun employs around 70-80% of the developers working on OpenOffice.org, Novell having more or less all the others on their payroll. Patches, fixes, enhancements written by Novell employees (such as KDE integration) are sent upstream to Sun and Sun decides whether it makes it into the OpenOffice.org code base or not. Until Sun decides (which can sometimes take a lot of time) or if Sun rejects, Novell can still include those patches into their own builds of OpenOffice.org (i.e. those that are shipped as part of SUSE Linux and SLED). And if they doubt about Novell's commitment to ODF: read this. Also make sure to read this part: "Our Source: all JCA / LGPL". Nothing special, all Linux distributions do that, with various parts of the system (including the kernel). Paranoia and willfully twisting facts into flaming headlines won't help us -- none of us, that is. Groklaw has now officially matched the level of Slashdot: down the gutter.
Monday, December 04, 2006
- Name: Loki
- Location: Belgium
- Enable/disable platform file chooser in Firefox
- Install Flash Player 9 Beta
- XulBooster Eclipse Plugin
- Sun relicenses Java under GPL
- kdesu with sudo
- Repository stripping
- Another mirror for suser-guru on anorien.warwick.a...
- New suser-guru mirror @rwth-aachen.de
- A call to dump SUSE Linux ? wtf
- MPlayer 1.0rc1 on Packman