[tdf-discuss] Re: RfD: Non-corporate user representation?
Am 16.12.2014 um 10:37 schrieb Thorsten Behrens:
I think we all agree that every LibreOffice user is valued, and we
very much appreciate them using our software -- at the end of the day,
we're producing software _for_ our end users.
[...] The individual user though -- on average --
contributes just tiny amounts. So the big picture looks pretty much
like Charles' tongue-in-cheek 'almost zero'.
So basically you say the same here as Charles says, even if you seem to try
to choose more diplomatic words ;-)
But I accept that our views differ significantly, and as far as I
can see, there's no room for convergence left. So we can stop our
discussion at this point.
I'm sorry you got this impression. I hope I could clarify a bit.
My impression is exactly the same, so what you clarified is that
depreciation of users is not Charles' personal mindset but a general
thinking in TDF/LibreOffice community.
And that is what I disagree with.
In my eyes, users - yes, simple users - make a significant contribution when
they just choose to use LibreOffice. So I am thankful to each single
LibreOffice user, while I hear "almost zero" / "just tiny amounts" from your
side. This makes me sad. As user, I feel not appreciated. I did not know
that this is really your position. Therefore I proposed the representative
role. But now I withdraw this proposal as it does not fit to your
above-expressed attitude (which is not mine) towards (your?) users.
I - for mine - do not believe that my view degrades the contributions of
single individuals or payed fulltimers, au contraire: meritocracy in my eyes
behaves like democracy here, it rates itself on its attitude to its weakest
Have a nice christmas.
To unsubscribe e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette
List archive: http://listarchives.documentfoundation.org/www/discuss/
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted
Impressum (Legal Info)
: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images
on this website are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License
This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is
licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2
"LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are
registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are
in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective
logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use
thereof is explained in our trademark policy