On 04/02/13 01:37, Peter Boy wrote:
By the way: As I learnt on Linux Day last year, LibreOffice still
depends on OpenOffice and is in the process to rebase their code to
OpenOffice 3.4 (or something alike). So I'm wondering about different
set of features.
how exactly does LibreOffice "depend" on OpenOffice, and what do you
mean by "OpenOffice" in this context?
LibreOffice has merged in OpenOffice.org
code for as long as that was
still developed, up to the DEV300_m106 milestone that was current at the
time of the death of OpenOffice.org
in April 2011.
currently LibreOffice is being "re-based" on the Apache OpenOffice 3.4
release, since Oracle did not grant TDF and the LibreOffice project a
different license to the OpenOffice.org
code (it seems that favour is
not granted to everyone); one of the main goals of this is to be able
to offer the LibreOffice code to the main corporate backer of the Apache
OpenOffice fork under a license that they find acceptable (MPL), in the
hope that they will stop wasting everybody's time with the current
duplication of efforts and stupid politics.
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