yum: How to downgrade openoffice 2.3 to 2.2.1?

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Nov 7 18:49:58 UTC 2007

Gene Heskett wrote:

> But those cases are very few and far between considering the "perceived" 
> number of violations extant. As predicted, out of the most famous of those, 
> the SCO debacle, only the lawyers will actually see any grocery money from 
> that.  Neither IBM nor NOVEL will see 1% of whats owed them by the time the 
> fat lady sings. SCO is doing their damnedest to burn through whats left in 
> spite of the bankruptcy rules.  They are NOT going to go after a Joe & Jill 
> Sixpack with $275 in the bank.

Well that's easy to say unless you get caught in a patent lawsuit. Even 
getting a wrong one out of court can set you back by a few million 
dollars. Don't think SCO case didn't cause serious money for everyone 

>> but the exclusion of Sun Java had nothing to do with patents and
>> everything to do with copyright licenses which are getting fixed.
>> http://www.press.redhat.com/2007/11/05/red-hat-helps-advance-open-source-jav
>> a/
>> Rahul
> So that is the reason Rh bought jboss.  That makes it clearer, but isn't this 
> then a fork that will be a nightmare to re-merge when the issues are settled?

What fork? OpenJDK and IcedTea has very few differences. GCJ is not a 
fork but a entirely separate implementation which has a few advantages 
still like more architecture support, native compilation and so on.


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