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LibreOffice Redux - Jef"I am the pusher robot"Spaleta
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LibreOffice Redux
So a little while back I wrote a blog with a few questions about the future of LibreOffice and what part of its restructuring is going to matter the most.

Well, here is Micheal Meeks talking about the progress with Libreoffice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Olx3EvJMl0

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.

-jef
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