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Augustine Souza wrote:
On 6/15/11, Allen Pulsifer <> wrote:
End users do not care about
who's right, who's wrong, who's been slighted, who is more pure, etc.  They
just care about products and technologies that are going to meet their

Painting quite a poor picture of end users? Are they really like that?
Or do we say so to support our argument?
As one of those end users I would have to say that that is probably about right. Unless something interferes with the quality or availability of the software or the support available for it, we are probably not going to care. Now the situation with OOo and Sun, and later Oracle was that comments, complaints and requests by end users seemed to basically be ignored, that does bother end users! This situation is notably better with TDF running things.

I could be wrong about this, but I don't think I am, OOo being primarily the responsibility of a large for profit corporation it was treated like a proprietary software package as far as development and support was concerned. Comparing Microsoft Internet Explorer with Mozilla Firefox shows that an independent not-for-profit foundation can actually produce a better software "Product" than a huge for-profit corporation. So I am confidently hoping that LO under TDF will actually fare better than OO under Sun and Oracle.
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