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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Prodded mail, interested to read Bradley's heated piece on Open
Core, also known as 'The valuable[sic] MySQL model'. In my
view this model leads, almost inevitably, to community dysfunction, and
total corporate dominance of whatever piece it is applied to; perhaps I
am wrong, time will tell.
Booked coach for 4:40am tomorrow - ouch, still really looking
forward to the OpenSUSE conference, meeting up with the attendees, and
the LibreOffice guys to plan the future.
Lunch with Lottie, Claire popped over after that. Back to a call
with Kendy. Spent a good while reviewing another huge patch set removing
bus-loads of non-compiled code from LibreOffice - heavy reading indeed.
Chat with Dave Neary to brighten the tedium.
Annoyed by this somewhat false dichotomy being presented
routinely these days on the lists, to try to drive a difference
between the LibreOffice community and OpenOffice.org. Now, it seems,
there is (sadly) a big barrier of rejection between Oracle and
LibreOffice - they seemingly don't want to join yet; but
OpenOffice.org should not equal Oracle, and the charge of conflicts of
interest cuts two ways. To distort Simon Phipps' quote a little:
"If the company sponsor stands still and the community moves
on, who has the conflict of interest ?". It is amazing (to
me) that some people know the will of the community better than
every single elected representative from outside Oracle that is
on the council.
Booked my flight to the MeeGo conference and
remembered to register on-line as well. Packed everything into one
small bag, and bed earlyish.
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