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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Trouble child OpenOffice
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:14:02 GMT
Raphael,

Why don't you get some folks together and start a company that solicits
donations to support OO development and QA work?



On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 8:45 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:

> Hi Raphael,
>
> Not sure why you aren't trying this conversation on the OpenOffice
> Developer list.
>
> It is true there is a lack of c++ devs and QA. We were too dependent on
> IBM. You had volunteered to do Windows builds, but had other considerations?
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Apr 19, 2017, at 1:19 PM, Raphael Bircher <rbircherapache@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi people
> >
> > I want to raise a question here. I know, we have to solve our problems
> our self, but maybe here are people with ideas. OpenOffice has a big
> community problem. The community was simply melted away in the last year.
> We have at the moment no Company who offer devs. And the rest of the
> community fights the absolutely urgent issues. There was already a
> discussion about retirement, it was refused. But this doesn't mean we are
> out of the danger zone.
> >
> > The sweet part of this story is our user base. We have 100'000 Downloads
> EVERY single DAY. I mean, this is crazy. We have really loyal users. We get
> also frequently messages from user who just want to say "thank you".
> >
> > The sad thing about this is, they have actually no chance to do
> something for the program. They are looked out. Remember, they are normal
> users, they are no developers. They are typically private users or small
> companies. But imagine what happened if only a small part of our users pay
> 20$.
> >
> > We really need devs and we need skilled one, because OpenOffice is
> challenging for programmers. Companies with a load of money has a easy way
> to influence an Apache project. Simply pay a developer, that's it. But
> people without big pocket are simply looked out. (if they have no
> programmer skills) That's not fair!
> >
> > How to solve this problem? Thanks a load.
> >
> > Regards Raphael
> >
> > --
> > My introduction https://youtu.be/Ln4vly5sxYU
> >
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