FSF’s statement on OpenOffice.org and Apache Foundation
Posted by finid
on June 10, 2011
Category : News and Events
The Free software Foundation has published a commentary on OpenOffice.org’s move to the Apache Foundation. OpenOffice.org is the office suite that was recently donated by Oracle Corporation to the Apache Foundation, months after the core developers left to form the Open Documentation Foundation and LibreOffice, a fork of OpenOffice.org.
Part of the commentary reads:
Oracle, IBM, and the Apache Software Foundation jointly announced last week that OpenOffice.org would become an official Apache project. OpenOffice.org is an important piece of free software, and many of its supporters suggest that this change will give them more control over the project’s future direction. However, users and contributors should be aware that, as part of this transition, it will become easier for proprietary software developers to distribute OpenOffice.org as nonfree software.
Read the rest here.