[board-discuss] Re: [tdf-members] Discussion about options available with marketing plan draft and timetable
I think the best solution probably lies in just using simple branding of
"LibreOffice", and "LibreOffice LTS" for eco-system branding.
As many have already said, LibreOffice Personal implies licensing -
which simply isn't true, and so is a particularly bad term.
LibreOffice Community edition implies crippleware - which currently is
not true, and is not the intended direction. So also a poor term.
The factual distinction currently between TDF LibreOffice vs Eco-system
versions is rolling releases vs Long Term Support releases. Since
"LibreOffice Rolling" would hold no meaning for most people, it is best
to go with the common suggestion to just stick with "LibreOffice". LTS
is a fairly common term for business-focused open-source, and thus
"LibreOffice LTS / supported by XXX" provides a branding distinction
that immediately conveys confidence and desirability to the business sector.
On a related topic, I also wanted to comment on the underlying tone that
some segments are using LibreOffice, but not contributing. I think that
is hard to measure because open-source is a very large field, and in my
opinion, anyone who invests well in open-source anywhere should have the
moral right to use all open-source products. So for example, a company
that supports a lot of code development for GIMP shouldn't be shamed for
not contributing/donating directly to LibreOffice even if they heavily
use it. For me, it made most sense to "pay" for our open-source use as
a volunteer LibreOffice developer.
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