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Re: [tdf-discuss] Explanation . . . ?
- Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] Explanation . . . ?
- From: Erich Christian <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 21:04:38 +0200
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Am 01.10.2010 20:31, schrieb Bernhard Dippold:
>> ""Oracle is investing substantial resources in OpenOffice.org. With more
>> than one hundred million users, we believe OpenOffice.org is the most
>> advanced, most feature rich open source implementation and will strongly
>> encourage the Open Office community to continue to contribute through
>> www.openoffice.org. However, the beauty of open source is that it can
>> be forked by anyone who chooses, as was done today. Our sincerest goal
>> for Open Office is that it become more widely used so if this new
>> foundation will help advance Open Office and the Open Document Format we
>> wish them the best.""
>> In my opinion it means (at this very moment) that there will be
>> OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice as well.
> Not necessarily:
> They state:
> "Oracle is investing substantials resources in OpenOffice.org"
> I don't know if they mean the product (developers) or the community
> (infrastructure) in this point, but both is true and has ever been
> appreciated by the volunteer part of our community.
> But further down the line they talk about "Open Office" instead of
> If they did this on purpose (and I have to assume, that the "official
> statement" doesn't include such mistakes), so it has to be interpreted
> as referring to "Oracle Open Office" instead of "OpenOffice.org".
> So what is the "Open Office Community"?
> Reading the statement again, this might mean that the "OpenOffice.org
> Community" should "... encourage the Open Office Community (sic!) to
> continue to contribute through www.openoffice.org."
Bernhard thanks a lot for pointing this out!
(me too tried to drive attention on that on the german list)
> I always worked on improving and furthering OpenOffice.org - not for a
> company's but for our community's sake.
> I am not part of the "Open Office Community", but of the "OpenOffice.org
> Even if I still hope for the trademark to be given back to us, this
> message is at least a sign in a dedicated direction. :-(
well said... ;-)
>> I don't think it is a problem, why not, if Oracle wants keep OO.o both
>> could developed. We will see if there is real contribution or not.
> They will develop Oracle Open Office - about OpenOffice.org's future
> there is nothing written in this statement.
>> And anyway the OOo name and rights owned by Oracle so we could do
> We will not wait very long - too much to do and to decide.
Thanks again, "waiting for Godot" ;-)
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