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You had some very good ideas, my comments about them:

About Google, they have a proprietary File Format, as for now, they only
support  ODT and ODS. So I'm wondering why they don't support other ODF File
Formats. It would be good if someone could talk with them about that.

Also, it would be great to make an open specified container (probably with
the possibility of different themes), to achieve a seamless connection and
interaction to Thunderbird, Scribus, and any other SW that wants to.

On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 13:16, Zaphod Feeblejocks <> wrote:

The Go-oo homepage also says "Going forward, the Go-oo project will be
discontinued in favor of LibreOffice." Does that mean that LibreOffice
is driven by Novell too?

I wouldn't put in that simple words. Actually, LibreOffice is open to
any developer, individual or company that whishes to contribute to our
code and endeavour. On the TDF announcement we invited Oracle to join
us and suggested them to offer the brand OpenOffice to TDF (later this
was politely declined by Oracle).

I think this is an important issue, and one which can be open to massive
amount of FUD.
I'm sure TDF is thankful to Novell for their input, but the wariness that
exists to anyone who
is working with Microsoft for any reason cannot be ignored.

Ways to resolve this include:
- Open (and easy to find) statistics on the numbers of current developers
on LibO and their
- More clear input from Google, etc., towards easy integration with Google
Docs (in the way
that the MSO integration with the web-based version of MSO will become
something users
- Joint-branding with Thunderbird, Scribus, etc. There have been many posts
on the OOo
lists over the years asking "do you do a calendar?" or "Do you have a
replacement".  No, we don't - but clearly promoting other open source
projects and working
with them to make life easy for people coming away from MSO helps all
people.  This would
include LibO pointing to downloads for Mozilla packages and vice-versa. If
Mozilla wanted
to point to both LibO and OOo as the projects grow apart, that's fine - we
are all part of a
larger OS fraternity.
- Working on a common look-and-feel in a number of OS apps.  Could a
Mozilla 'skin' that
can be applied to LibO, OOo, Scribus, etc., be viable?  Or a 'Traditional
OO' skin that can
be used across packages be there for people who don't like to change UI

What do you think?


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