Thorsten Behrens wrote:
...you don't discuss e.g. trademark issues on a public list, if you want
to stand a chance actually obtaining it.
I can see how you might believe this, but I'm not sure it is grounded in
fact or experience. In fact, look at where we ended up:
- Oracle pulled all resources from the project.
- TdF did not obtain the trademark or the openoffice.org domain.
- The community ended up fractured.
Regardless of who's "fault" this is, had the discussions been done in public
and involved all of the community instead of a select group, the results
might have been different. That's water under the bridge at this point, but
given the results, a little bit of introspection and willingness to make
accommodations might benefit everyone.
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