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From "Raphael Bircher" <rbircherapa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Trouble child OpenOffice
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:08:23 GMT
Hi Roman

Am .04.2017, 17:06 Uhr, schrieb Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org>:

> 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 ;-)
>
> The challenge that is unique to OpenOffice as you are well aware is
> the fact that
> it is both a product and a project.

It's a bit provocative. What would happened if we drop the product, but  
don't retire as a project.

Regards Raphael



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