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The Legacy of OpenOffice.org

Rob Weir - When I hear the word “fork”, I reach for my gun.  OK.  Maybe it is not that bad.  But in the open source world, “fork” is a loaded term.  It can, of course, be an expression of a basic open source freedom.  But it can also represent “fighting words”.  It is like the way we use the term “regime” for a government we don’t like, or “cult” for a religion we disapprove of.  Calling something a “fork” is rarely intended as a compliment.