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Re: [board-discuss] Regarding the label "Personal Edition"

Thanks for your suggestions Aravind.

Adding a tag to LibreOffice is not unavoidable, that's why we are
looking for feedback from the Community.

However, we feel that there is a need to clearly state that LibreOffice
is a Community effort and that those that can should participate to this

LibreOffice is, unfortunately, taken for granted by many which use it
also in large organisations, which may have the resources for
contributing to it, as they see it simply as a great office suite they
can get for free.

Nothing wrong with having LibreOffice for free but if a large
organisation or government, with appropriate means, uses it without
keeping it up to date and with proper support is not only bad practice
but also disrespectful towards all the people that invest time and money
in it.

Maybe calling it LibreOffice Community Edition could help in getting the
message through and those organisations will start contributing or
getting proper support from the members of the Enterprise ecosystem.

In terms of text for the about window, what do you think about "You are
using the Community version of LibreOffice, for supported business use
consider LibreOffice Enterprise products and services."?

Does it convey the message properly?



On 08/07/2020 11:31, Aravind Palla wrote:
The label "Personal Edition" mentioned in the LibreOffice Development
branch stating that it is intended for individual use, I feel is a
wrong direction in which the office suite is heading.

The term "Personal Edition" and the terminology "intended for
individual use" strongly demotivates the office suite to be used by
even small offices apart from big enterprises.

I request the board to consider the following:

  * Kindly do not add the tag "Personal Edition" and do not add any
    labels and only name the commercial suite as "LibreOffice -
    Enterprise Edition".
  * If at all naming the free suite is unavoidable, I request to name
    the free suite as "LibreOffice - Community Edition" and not as
    personal edition.
  * Further, I request to not use terminology like "intended for
    individual use". Instead, the Community Edition (if named) can be
    described as developed by volunteers and comes with no enterprise
    support (something similar to this), so that the Enterprise
    Edition (if named) can be described like comes with support, etc.

Thanks & regards,
Aravind Palla

Paolo Vecchi - Deputy Member of the Board of Directors
The Document Foundation, Kurfürstendamm 188, 10707 Berlin, DE
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