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On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Jon Hamkins <>wrote:

Not that LibreOffice as a name doesn't have its own problems.  Libre is
pronounced differently in Spanish and French, I'm told, and the word is
a struggle for Americans.  But what's done is done.  Now is the time for
everyone to get behind the new name.

I, too, think the name is unfortunate in the way it sounds orally.
"OpenOffice" is immediately understood, "LibreOffice" will almost always
have to be spelled or explained after being spoken.

I think many will wonder if the product has some connection with astrology

Lane Lester
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