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Old 03-13-2012, 07:14 AM
Brad Alexander
 
Default Fwd: OT Apache Open Office

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From: Rene Engelhard <rene@debian.org>
Date: Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: OT Apache Open Office
To: Brad Alexander <storm16@gmail.com>


[ no idea whether you intented to send a PM, but.. ]

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 06:53:05PM -0400, Brad Alexander wrote:
> The problem i have is with trusting Oracle. Their commitment to FOSS
> is wishy-washy at best, meaning they will only play nicely with the
> community when they perceive it profiting them. I don't know how many
> of you read the apt-listchanges for upgrades, but the last upgrade on
> mysql-5.1 included the following text:
>
> * *Due to the non-disclosure of security patch information from Oracle,
> * *we are forced to ship this upstream version update of MySQL 5.1 into
> * *all releases that carry MySQL 5.1. There are several known incompatible
> * *changes, which are listed below, taken from dev.mysql.com's changelogs,
> * *available here: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-x.html

Yeah, I noticed this at $work some days ago.

Proves thhe point that switching to LibreOffice was a good idea.

BUT Oracle abandoned OpenOffice.org. That's why it's now Apache OpenOffice
in the first place :-)

Regards,

Rene


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