Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: user forums ?
On 10/29/2011 10:16 AM, Olivier R. wrote:
AFAIK, forums migrated on Apache server only because TDF has always favored
mailing-lists and seemed to have low respect for forums. Before Apache, TDF
seemed not concerned with forums hosting.
When we started the project in 2010, "human" bandwidth was limited, and
managing forums - which need more dedication than a mailing list, and a
number of focused volunteers - would represent a problem.
We have never favoured mailing lists, and we have always had a lot of
respect for forums. What has happened, is that forum admins have never
had the patience to wait for the LibreOffice project to grow and mature
over time, and get the human bandwidth necessary to host the forums.
Recently, we have offered a server - without any condition - to host the
forums, but the admins have decided to go to Apache. The answer I got
when I wrote to the ooo-user@apache mailing list is a testament of forum
admins positioning (no answer at all).
The unfortunate situation at Apache, where an increasingly higher number
of people exercise their right of spreading FUD over TDF (and this
includes people in forums, and is very easy to spot their names), and a
number of forum admins who have expressed their hostility vs TDF, do not
make it acceptable - IMHO - to have the LibreOffice forum at Apache.
LibreOffice is going forward and bringing new features to users, with an
increasingly different code base. OOo is going backwards, because of the
meaningless "license sanification" imposed by Apache (one of the forum
admins has recently asked a question on this subject, which - of course
- has not been answered).
I think that this is the situation that we are facing today. Of course,
we do not want to upset or divide the user base, but on the other hand
we start to be pissed off by the attitude of some people.
If forum admins are reading this thread, I think this is the right
opportunity to have an open discussion. If forum admins are not reading
mailing lists, we can switch the discussion to the forum (I am open to
any positive solution).
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