Well, here is Micheal Meeks talking about the progress with Libreoffice.
The first think I take away from this presentation is that LibreOffice's restructuring is "proof positive" that copyright assignment policies _hurt_ projects.
It's also got a good discussion of the benefits of a community project to do things that a commercially backed development can't easily do.
I also like the bit about the local minimum in doing open community development. You get the benefits when you go all the way..but there is a middle point where you hold too much control and you get none of the benefits of open development even though you are trying to do it.
Very very fascinating talk.