Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Strip mining of OpenOffice.org

Filed under
OOo

Speaking at the time of Sun’s decision to release Java under the GNU General Public License (GPL), Marc Fleury, the founder of JBoss, claimed that “IBM reacted negatively” to the Sun announcement because “IBM’s approach to open source is what we call ‘strip mining’, which is to let the open source community do things – then IBM comes and packages them, adds proprietary code, and markets the result,” and concluded that “they have this dual strategy of proprietary products and low-end open source.”

These remarks find an echo in Oracle’s decision to donate the code of OpenOffice.org (OO.o) to the Apache Foundation. Oracle could have donated the code to The Document Foundation and LibreOffice, the free implementation of OpenOffice.org, but didn’t. Oracle has no interest in maintaining an open source office suite, but IBM does have an interest, and has been very public in its support for Oracle’s move.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Debian 8.0 Release Date & New Gentoo Website

Niels Thykier today posted that Debian 8.0 now has a "target release date." This isn't written in stone, but it would take something "really critical" to postpone the release. Elsewhere, the Gentoo Linux project today announced the launch of their "totally revamped and more inclusive website." The announcement stated that the old site wasn't "as inclusive as we would have liked." Read more

Google's Chromebit Turns Any TV Into a Chrome PC for Under $100

Google just introduced a whole new kind of Chrome OS computer—a dongle that plugs into any HDMI-equipped display. It’s called a Chromebit, and it isn’t your run-of-the-mill streaming stick. For under $100, you’re looking at a full computer that plugs right into your TV. Read more

Red Hat News

  • Why The Red Hat Story Can Only Get Better
    But, it turns out that I was a bit conservative with my estimates. And it also turns out that I did not give the OpenShift platform the respect it deserves. OpenShift is an open-source PaaS platform by Red Hat. Red Hat released fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2014 results that nicely beat analysts' top and bottom line expectations, powered by strong adoption of OpenStack and OpenShift.
  • CentOS 7 Updates
    The CentOS Project is happy to announce the availability of CentOS 7 (1503). This release includes a number of new features including a major update to IPA, which adds support for two-factor authentication. Other enhancements include the addition of OpenJDK 8, the return of Thunderbird, and improved container support.
  • Red Hat brings big Data integration to JBoss Middleware Portfolio
    Red Hat has become a role model for open source aspirants. They make more than a billion dollars per year from open source software; no secret sauce. Red Hat’s solution powers companies and organizations around the globe.