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From: Jim Jagielski <>
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.

Agreed. Otherwise the argument is therefore that TDF/LO is also competing with:

GNOME Office

And the many other FLOSS office products out there.


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