My thoughts go out to the LibreOffice people at this moment in their efforts; it is a fragile time, and I wish them all the success in the world, and hope that Oracle learns from its recent mistakes. This seems unlikely, however.
Oracle has not yet learned the deep truth evident in Star Wars (or from observing Sun over the last decade):
“Leia: The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.”
The ultimate freedom of free software is not those most commonly observed: it is the freedom to fork the code, project and community in extreme circumstances. This is the ultimate check on abuse of power of a copyright holder of free software: if the software matters, it will eventually be forked.
The process of doing such a fork is long and arduous. I have lived the ultimate irony of having to fork the X Window System back to being a community project some years ago, while being one of its original creators.
If Oracle does not learn from history, maybe it’s James Gosling’s turn next, with Java. Now that would be interesting….