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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Jim Parkinson of Sun has been listening to critiques of OpenOffice's governance policies and responds with a post that suggests that Sun plans to address the problems. Specifically, Sun will be using the Sun Contributor Agreement (SCA) for code contributed to OpenOffice (which ensures that any code contributed to Sun will also be licensed under an OSI-approved license); it may change the tools used to develop OpenOffice to meet community demand; and it will be forming a new Community Advisory Group and has invited people from outside Sun to participate.
All good news, and all welcome.
But I particularly like the aims of the new Advisory Board: