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Re: [tdf-discuss] New name


Hi Christian,

2010/10/2 Christian Lohmaier
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Hi Mirek, *,

On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Mirek M. <mazelm@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm really excited about the project, but I'm a bit concerned about the
name. What concerns me is that one can't tell how to pronounce the name
.
Some pronounce it "librehoffice", some (including me) "leeberoffice", s
om
e
may even pronounce it as "libberoffice".

I'd pronounce it with the french word libre (free) and english office
/libʁə ˈɔfɪs/ (not sure about IPA, but you shoul
d
get the idea.


Okay, thanks, I like that pronunciation.
Still, that doesn't change anything about the fact that it's hard to guess
the pronunciation for the average person.


And regarding the Office part:
Calling it completely different might work for a single-purpose
application like a webbrowser or some other dedicated tool, or when
you don't give a damn about competitiors like Apple and have the
corresponding marketing machinery and blind followers.


Are you saying that the main purpose of LibreOffice is to compete with MS
Office?
I was hoping that, this time around, LibreOffice would find its own,
independent path...
(BTW, both Google Docs and Lotus are doing pretty great without needing to
use "Office" in their name, and they don't have the kind of "blind
followers" that Apple does.)


ciao
Christian
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