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Hi Charles,
Charles Marcus wrote:
On 2010-10-01 3:12 PM, Jon Hamkins wrote:
The statement from Oracle implies they are keeping the trademark, so I
think we are beyond hope on that point -- they are wishing us farewell
and good luck on our fork, not rejoining us.

There is one helpful thing about their comment, which is that it came
quickly and we can now all settle on LibreOffice as the longterm name --
it will be an actual fork, not a temporary name that may revert back to

One thing I would like to see the Document Foundation undertake is to
(or at least try to) organize the other major efforts, like Go-oo,
OxygenOffice and NeoOffice - and maybe now even IBM/Lotus Symphony - to
eliminate duplication of effort and coordinate patch acceptance, etc.

This is I think what we would like to offer, may be not only one brand but a home for each flavour. This is why we moved to no CA/JCA/SCA and stayed with the LGPLv3.

The inclusion of most of go-oo's more stable patches in the first beta
release is an excellent first step in this direction, and I hope is only
'shades of things to come' in this area.

We need to stay consistent for our users and make sure they don't get lost more than necessary: we already change the name, no need to change all the interface and the features yet :) Let takes the time to make sure they are following the move and then, after a while introduce new [visible] things.

I'm getting really excited at the possibilities!

We all are, thanks to all of you :)

Kind regards

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