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I am not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but activity on Discuss @ seems to have peaked somewhere between 4 and 7 years ago. Long before the buyout of Sun by Oracle I noticed a marked decline in emails sent to OOo discuss. I am still subscribed to OOo discuss, actually there is little reason to unsubscribe, I don't think that I see an average of more than 2 emails a day coming into that mail list anymore.

On the other hand, the Discuss list at The Document Foundation is extremely busy, I haven't counted, but it seems to be 30 to 60 emails a day. It looks to me like OOo will soon become just OO for Oracle Office. If things continue there the way that they have been going their version of the program will soon be strictly proprietary with no pretense that it has anything to do with Open Source.

About all I can say about the Fork of OOo is that it is too bad that it didn't happen at least 4 years ago when interest and enthusiasm for OOo started to noticeably wane on the part of Open Source fans.

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