Posted by: Anonymous
on October 04, 2007 11:32 PM
This is the one thing that has me torn on OOo right now. Sun demands that they have dictatorial control over OOo but tries to encourage volunteer collaboration, like a hug and a punch at the same time. This means there isn't true community control over OOo, and some speculate they are doing this to keep their Star Office offering steps ahead of OOo so they can sell it better.
On the other hand, if Sun has more control over OOo, they have more responsibility and probably better leverage in case copyrights are violated. I tend to like the idea, though, that there should be an OOo foundation that holds the copyrights instead of Sun.