Le 2010-10-05 02:49, Simo Kaupinmäki a écrit :
There will be few problems understanding "LibreOffice." It is likely
to be more universally understood than "OpenOffice."
For Romance languages that may be true, but I'm not so sure about the
rest of the world. Even on this mailing list I've already seen
LibreOffice spelled as "LibraOffice", "LiberOffice" and
"LiberteOffice", so the name does not seem too easy to adopt
internationally. (Not to mention that on some Finnish discussion
forums it was immediately nicknamed "Libresse" after an international
brand of feminine hygiene products, which also happens to have a
seagull attached to its logo. But of course puns could get inspired by
I agree that the reference to liberty is an appealing idea from a
semantic and philosophical point of view, but like a few others here,
I'm not quite convinced that the new name will be optimal for actually
marketing the product. It would be interesting to hear more details
about the other options that were discussed, and why exactly they were
rejected. For example, were there any serious alternatives that could
have been abbreviated as OO (with just two Os, as opposed to OOo)?
/\__/\ Simo Opin jo kauan sitten, että sian kanssa
( o o ) Kaupinmäki ei kannata painia. Siinä likaantuu,
( (oo) ) email@example.com ja sika sitä paitsi pitää siitä.
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So far, if you read most threads on this, you will find the most are
adopting the LibO as the acronym. It is catchy, cute and fluffy! LOL
Seriously, it is cute, catchy and fluffy! It looks like it will be
adopted by everyone just be the sheer fact of usage or common practice.
LibO (a.k.a LibreOffice)
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