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"Kohei Yoshida wrote a long post on the history of Calc Solver, an optimization solver module for the Calc component of OpenOffice.org. After three years of jumping through Sun's hoops on his own time, Sun says it will duplicate the work because Kohei doesn't want to sign over ownership of the code. Adding insult to injury, Sun then invites him join this duplication. Because of Sun's refusal to accept LPGL extensions in the upstream code, Michael Meeks (who recently talked about Sun's OO.o community failings, and ODF and OOXML) has announced ooo-build (previously just for build fixes) is now a formal fork of OpenOffice to be located at http://go-oo.org/. "

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6 years 51 weeks 15 hours 26 min ago

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It sounds like a temporary fork

It sounds like a temporary fork of OOo may really do some good. If nothing else, it could help Sun reconsider some of its bureaucracy. Perhaps they'll even change the copyright assignment policy, but that's a longer shot.