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On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Allen Pulsifer <> wrote:
Allen Pulsifer wrote:
If most or almost all of the LO contributors joined the Apache
OpenOffice project, if only to lend moral support and help heal the
rift, that would only be good for LO and the TdF.

Thorsten Behrens wrote:
Allen, how can you, with a straight face, ask people here to come over to
a different project,
that likely noone here is really happy with, that was setup as a fait
acompli, marketed as the
"natural upstream", removes rights from people's contributions, and is
effectively competing
(by how the proposal reads)?

Here's what could have been: The world could have woken up one morning to an
announcement by the TdF congratulating the Apache Foundation for joining the
OpenOffice community, and stating that it was looking forward to working
with Apache, IBM and all other interested parties to create the best
possible open document technologies, and that the TdF would be incorporating
those technologies into LibreOffice in order to make it the best end-user
office suite possible.

The world could also have woken up one morning to the announcement
that the ASF was standing in solidarity with the TDF, supported TDFs
move to bring more openness and freedom to OpenOffice, was convinced
by the rapid strides they have made in improving OpenOffice and the
great swell of community support that TDF was the proper place for it,
and that they did not want to do anything that could divide and hurt
the community of an important project like LibreOffice/OpenOffice.
But the world didn't hear that, either.  It's a two-way street, here.


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