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Re: [board-discuss] LibreOffice Personal & TDF's statutes & purpose

Thanks for clarifying.

Speculations arise when there is uncertainty. The proposal for two different editions is an 
unexpected and unprecedented move.

The word 'personal' is not same in "personal computer" and "personal edition". Personal computer 
can be used in offices, but is "forbidden", whereas the proposed "personal edition intended for 
individual use" (i hate the name and tag) works in your office and is "unrestricted".

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On Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:24 PM, Italo Vignoli <> wrote:

On 7/9/20 6:35 PM, Aravind Palla wrote:

-   that there will be no change of license;

Based on what you assume there can be a change of license, the marketing
plan says exactly the opposite, i.e. we do stay loyal to the copyleft
license, which is one of the pillars of the project.

-   that there will be no 'exclusive' features for the proposed enterprise edition other than 
dedicated support like priority bug-fixing, help, etc.;

Same as above.

-   that the LibreOffice Community Edition will function as effectively as the proposed 
LibreOffice Enterprise Edition without any restrictions;

Same as above.

-   that the intention of the board is not to commercialize the office suite which creates 
commotion among the great community that has been supporting LibreOffice since years;

Same as above.

-   that the board respects the principles of freedom (libre) software.

Same as above.

Sorry, but speculating on topics which are not even mentioned by the
marketing plan does not help at all. Using the word personal, as in
personal computer, does not imply anything of the above.

Yes, the word "personal" can be misunderstood by community members, as
only one person - a Fedora contributor - got it right, but it was chosen
also to avoid the potential issues of the word "community", which is
used by many open core projects for the free and feature limited version
(a quick search provides the following: Alfresco, Bacula, Bonita Studio,
FengOffice, GitLab, Knowage, Liferay, MySQL, NXLog, Odoo, OnlyOffice,
OpenClinica, OpenKM, OpenProject, OpenVPN, Shopware, SonarQube, SugarCRM
and Visual Paradigm).

Best regards.


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