yum: How to downgrade openoffice 2.3 to 2.2.1?
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.
> 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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