Fork it Over!
April 18, 2011 6:57 AM Subscribe
Oracle didn't see this coming.
posted by juiceCake (108 comments total)
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There were some significant concerns when Oracle took stewardship of Sun's open source projects like MySQL and OpenOffice, and these concerns led to contributors to OpenOffice asking Oracle to fork over control of the project. Oracle refused.
Questions about Oracle alienating previous developers, dropping support, making commercial versions of the applications with features unavailable in the free version but nonetheless built on the same foundation, and refusing to work with previous contributors as was the case with OpenSolaris were asked. Forks resulted. OpenIndiana
from OpenSolaris and LibreOffice
from OpenOffice. On April 15th, Oracle gave up its commercial