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LibreOffice: "It is wrong to blame Oracle"

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Novell's Michael Meeks talks about the reasons for the fork, the first few weeks of the new project and plans for the future

derStandard.at: The criticism around the way Sun / Oracle has been handling OpenOffice.org is not entirely new, so why the split, why now?

Michael Meeks: First let me say: A lot of people blame Oracle and I don't think that's fair. Those decisions are actually taken inside of Star Division and if you see the history of Star Division and OpenOffice.org from Day 1 when they promised the foundation - well we've been waiting for that and the frustration got more intense over time. It was always like "We're going to do the foundation in a year", but it never happened.

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