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standardsandfreedom.net: Today is a special day. I feel both sad and relieved, happy and somewhat disgusted. I have officially resigned from my all my duties, roles and positions inside the OpenOffice.org project.
blogs.gnome.org: First, when reading the minutes, it’s worth noting that this was not a voted decision. At 21:50, Louis Suarez-Potts proposed “that the TDF members of the CC consider the points those of us who have not joined TDF have made about conflict of interest and confusion [and] resign their offices, so as to remove the apparent conflict of interest their current representational roles produce”.
techie-buzz.com: Oracle wants the founders of The Documents Foundation to leave the OpenOffice.org council. According to Oracle, their works with The Documents Foundation and LibreOffice will conflict with that of OpenOffice.org.
Also: Oracle Sucks Up to OpenOffice.org
documentfoundation.org: One full week has gone by since the announcement of The Document Foundation, and we would like to share some numbers with the people who have decided to follow us since the first day.
Well, somebody had to do it first. LibreOffice is going to be play a huge role in the open source software ecosystem, so we need a community forum. And here it is:
blogs.the451group: There is much excitement this week about the LibreOffice fork of Openoffice.org. Alan Bell sees correlation with the previous fork of Joomla and has illustrated that forking a with a Google Trends chart.
gigaom.com (Matt Asay): The big news in Open Source Land this week is that the OpenOffice community has kissed goodbye to its project owner, Oracle, so it can set up The Document Foundation and a new spin on the OpenOffice code called LibreOffice. The bigger news is that anyone cares.