Oracle buyout of Sun may be good for OpenOffice

Well as some of you may have heard Oracle bought Sun Microsystems. Now apparently Oracle will be “examining” OpenOffice, to which Sun is the biggest contributor.

Now that’s all the background out of the way here’s why I think this may be good for OpenOffice. The rumours I hear is that Sun keep the codebase of OO.org horrifically complex and do their best to keep it locked up and controlled from outside contributors, now if Oracle loosen the controls (or just drop it) it opens the place up for someone else with cash (IBM?) to swoop in, reengineer the horrific bits and make it easier for outside contributors to actually do some work.

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