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On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 07:13, <> wrote:

Hi again,

Thanks to everyone who has expressed a balanced, objective opinion about

I don't want to spend a lot time here arguing about ads. I understand that
it's a sensitive subject, I'm sorry that some people disagree, and I
respect their opinions. But I would like to mention that I don't really
have any control over the ad content, that is determined by Google. That
being said, It seems rather strange to refer to Microsoft Office as
"competition" and to show such a level of contempt toward it. I personally
do not own, use, or even like Microsoft Office. But it isn't a taboo,
shady, spammy, startup job. Like it or not, it's the industry standard
still, and will continue to be so for a long time. Irrational hatred and
attempts to obliterate all references to Microsoft or any other commercial
project are counterproductive and don't seem to agree with the free spirit
around LibreOffice. I have made a conscientious, informed, intelligent
decision to use LibreOffice instead of Microsoft Office, and no amount of
forum ads will sway me. I would hope and expect that most other users of
the forum will likewise have the presence of mind to make a rational
decision based on their own needs.

That's all for now. Thanks for reading!
Sam from

Well, there is a Competitive Ad
Google Ads, so that's not an excuse. It sould be just silly if there
no possibility to filter competitors. And just to clarify, MS Office is
still the defacto standard, and The Document Foundation Community and
LibreOffice community want to change that. Do you really think you help the
cause by advertising MS Office? Your moral arguments are just not realistic,
we all live in the real world, and competition exists!!



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