Thanks to Scott for tipping me off to this.
Here's something interesting. The question: what happens when contributors and, I'll just say publishers, want different things?
The result seems to be that Openoffice.org, as Linux did, is going to have different versions. Perhaps not for the same reasons.
Kohei Yoshida wrote a long post on the history of Calc Solver, which is an optimization
solver module for the Calc component of OpenOffice.org. After three
years, they don't agree on some aspects of the licensing. Now Michael Meeks has
announced ooo-build (previously just for build fixes) is now a formal
fork of OpenOffice to be
located at http://go-oo.org/.
The fork looks pretty interesting as it includes several things that have not make it into the official build.
Intrigue in the OpenOffice.org world. In ten years will there be as many versions of OOo as there are of Linux?