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On 05/03/2011 02:17 AM, Manfred Usselmann wrote:
On Mon, 02 May 2011 19:49:53 -0700
NoOp...
Sorry, but I'd have to disagree...
http://openoffice.org/terms_of_use
The resources are owned and operated by Oracle.

It's no contraction that the resource is made available by Oracle and
the forum is run by community members as stated by Drew. 

Didn't Oracle anyhow recently announce that OpenOffice.org will become
a pure community project?

And that justifies continuing to use Oracle resources how?



Whilst http://user.services.openoffice.org may (currently) tolerate LO
posts, 

No, they don't just tolerate it, they explicitly support LibrOffice
posts:

"User community support forum for OpenOffice.org, StarOffice, NeoOffice
and LibreOffice"

True. But again, that justifies continuing to use Oracle resources how?

LibreOffice is a branch from OOo just as go-oo and associated linux
distributions that used the go-oo packages were. A continued issue on
the OOo user list was determining if a linux user was using a standard
OOo, or if they were using linux distribution variant. A great deal of
OOo list user time was determining if the poster was using a go-oo
variant, and then redirecting them to their linux specific support
facilities (ex: launchpad for Ubuntu OOo).

LibreOffice (IMO) should 'man up' and either provide resources for their
own forums, or as an interim just state that currently there are no such
LO forums available. Or support:
http://libreofficeforum.org/ or similar.

I find it embarassing that LO continue use/abuse the Oracle/OOo
resources; y'all are big boys that branched off of OOo... right?

Let's review:
http://www.documentfoundation.org/
<quote>
It is an independent self-governing meritocratic Foundation, created by
leading members of the OpenOffice.org Community.
</quote>
http://www.documentfoundation.org/foundation/
<quote>
Our Mission
Our mission is to facilitate the evolution of the OpenOffice.org
Community into a new open, independent, and meritocratic organizational
structure within the next few months. An independent Foundation is a
better match to the values of our contributors, users, and supporters,
and will enable a more effective, efficient, transparent, and inclusive
Community. We will protect past investments by building on the solid
achievements of our first decade, encourage wide participation in the
Community, and co-ordinate activity across the Community.
</quote>








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