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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Trouble child OpenOffice
Date Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:30:29 GMT
Hadrian / Raphael,

I will be at Apachecon Miami and open for any opportunity. Will either of you be there?

Regards,
Dave

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> On Apr 20, 2017, at 9:05 PM, Hadrian Zbarcea <hzbarcea@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>> On 04/20/2017 11:06 AM, Roman Shaposhnik wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 4:07 AM, Raphael Bircher
>> <rbircherapache@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Ted
>>> 
>>> Am .04.2017, 06:14 Uhr, schrieb Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com>:
>>> 
>>>> Raphael,
>>>> 
>>>> Why don't you get some folks together and start a company that solicits
>>>> donations to support OO development and QA work?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> That's the Apache like style, and that's exactly the reason why i write to
>>> community and not to the openoffice dev. We have many projects at big data
>>> who are really successful. How they handle this problem? How they get paid
>>> stuff involved into their projects. Maybe we can learn from it.
>> 
>> It happens in exactly the way Ted is suggesting -- companies building product
>> around Bigdata projects are handling client relationships and they pour $$$ back
>> into the projects either via hiring more developers to work on them or by direct
>> sponsorship of ASF or by promoting the projects via conferences, training, etc.
>> OR all of the above ;-)
> Ok. I like a challenge. Raphael, how much, or what would it take to make what you suggest
happen? I am willing to pony up some cash and other resources.
> 
>> 
>> The challenge that is unique to OpenOffice as you are well aware is
>> the fact that
>> it is both a product and a project.
> That's not unique to OO. There are other projects that are a product too. Tomcat, ServiceMix,
Archiva are examples.
> 
> I see other challenges and opportunities (depending on how one looks at the glass). For
instance the fact that both MS and Google, major competitors, have a cloud service offering.
> 
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Roman.
>> 
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