Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2011 Archives by date, by thread · List index

On 11/01/2011 2:12 AM, "drew" <> wrote:

On Mon, 2011-01-10 at 17:12 +0100, Stefan Weigel wrote:
Hi Drew,

Am 10.01.2011 16:50, schrieb drew:

But even if that where not true, there is this: LibreOffice not

The application is not the same, and the organization is not the same.

What part of that do you disagree with, please.

The forums and other support sites (and the people running them)
that were running under the label of "" until
LibreOffice was born, were supporting all derivates of and they still do. And since LibreOffice came up,
they do support LibreOffice as well. So, in this sence, there is no
difference between LibreOffice and

If some user needs to know how to use DataPilot or how to use
Templates or how to import data via Base, there is no difference or
no noteworthy difference between LibreOffice and

That´s why I beleive it does not make sense to have well-established
forums that cover all derivates of including
LibreOffice and yet additional forums dedicated to LibreOffice.


Ok, that is good.

Well, in the particular of the moment you are correct that most of the
application is the same.

- but I do not want to be tied to in any way

- the ability to support users at our support site will
be possible also

- the time to begin building our knowledgebase is now, while it is still
possible to easily enhance it through the availability of the older

- the existence of multiple support options IMO is a positive for end
users, not a negative and causes no burden to our project.

Slightly off topic but it is part of this issue: As to the question of a
single monolithic view of the project, all things LibreOffice will be at
one domain, this is a basic assumption that I an not willing to adhere

There is great value in a networked view, I am not advocating a lack of
concern for the trademark, that will be from time to time necessary and
is part of our responsibilities, but I am most vigorously arguing
against a view that all things should flow into a single point, rather
that we build an organization that flows outwards, we support the
efforts and initiatives of others that make use of this Free Open Source
application we build.



I totally agree with your views Drew.

Some sites are changing to suit our new product, for example OOoAuthors is
changing branding and domain to avoid OOo branding and the mix up this
causes with our community. I think we should support them officially if they
wish to accommodate our community. However you are spot on, LibreOffice is a
new community with a new product. We need to build brand recognition by not
confusing end users by pointing them to OOo branded infrastructure.

I also share the passion for freedom that you advocate with external sites.
Although I think there is justification for community oversight on an
officially sanctioned forum.

Nabble is not a forum, does not provide the functionality of a forum, and is
likely to confuse end users who just want to ask a simple question on a

Also, I think it was suggested that I would set up something, this is not
the case, I have my hands full at the moment, someone else would have to
pick this up, but I would support the creation of a dedicated forum system

Michael Wheatland

Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to
*** All posts to this list are publicly archived for eternity ***


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.