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On Jun 17, 2011, at 7:44 AM, Michael Meeks wrote:

      The overlap between TDF & ASF's goals for an office product (modulo
enabling 'mixed-source') is a pretty compelling proof of competition.

I disagree... competition implies a "winner" and a "loser"...
in FOSS, how do you measure that? Market Share? Feh. When
you start looking at it that way, then what makes FOSS FOSS
kinda gets overlooked.

The intent of FOSS is not to take over but to instead provide
freedom and choices to end-users. If having 2 "competing" implementations
means that a larger set of end-users will enjoy those freedoms
and choices than if there was only 1 implementation, then the
"competition" is most valid.

It's being complementary, not competitive.

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