LibreOffice is born, and if it is true that every end is a new begin is too early to tell if this is a good or a bad thing.
Let’s start by looking at the foundations of this brand new Document Foundation.
The Steering committe, created by cooptation by eminent contributors and project lang mantainers, has already made some choices, and until now the ‘community’ behind OpenOffice.org had no chance to join the debate.
The FAQ page itself doesn’t say much about the governance model, while a number of open source thought leaders have been welcoming the news.
How many vendors beyond Novell will eventually join the foundation and put their money (time) where their mouthes are?
Ultimately an open source community is made of developers and users, and also the latter play an important role, especially for end-users applications.
How will users take to these changes?