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From "Gavin McDonald" <>
Subject RE: OpenOffice & LibreOffice
Date Sun, 05 Jun 2011 22:42:59 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Curtis []
> Sent: Monday, 6 June 2011 7:32 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: OpenOffice & LibreOffice
> On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 2:01 PM, Joe Schaefer <>
> wrote:
> > Your input on lists hasn't impressed anyone with your
> > general aptitude or social skill level.  By all means, if you insist
> > on making more juvenile remarks we will be delighted to serve them up
> > to the public for as long as the org exists.
> I don't represent LibreOffice so I don't have to be polite. I'm just going to
> make a few words and then leave and work on my own tasks. I'm a writer
> hawking books, so if you quote me, please link to my book.
> I wish the Apache org was more useful to me than just providing my HTTP
> server.

It provides over 150 other projects, all of them are useless to you ?
You are slating all these projects and all the committers that work on them
because a choice was made externally to the ASF that you personally do
not like?

> I try to be polite / constructive, you should see what I delete. I want people
> to work together in the same codebases. Things go faster that way. Forking is
> expensive and damaging social engineering.

You see, I've seen you and others mention forking is bad, blah blah, yet LibreOffice
IS A FORK of OpenOffice. What a contradictory statement. What a huge one.

> LibreOffice is a great organization with great people and you would be foolish
> to not work with them and leverage what they've done.

Has anyone here said they would not welcome folks from LibreOffice to come and help?

> I'll work on quitting
> being juvenile if you work on quitting ignoring facts.

You are ignoring the fact that LibreOffice is a fork and yet you say forks are damaging.
Git loves forking, LibreOffice uses Git.



> -Keith
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