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From "Richard S. Hall" <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice: were are we now?
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 18:40:18 GMT
On 6/6/11 14:26, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 14:17, Richard S. Hall<>  wrote:
>> On 6/6/11 13:50, Greg Stein wrote:
>> ...
>>> How about we drop these lines of discussion, and simply follow Ross'
>>> advice and focus on "what is needed by the Incubator PMC to accept
>>> this proposal?"
>> While I agree that a lot of this discussion is pointless, I guess it is just
>> difficult to know where to precisely draw the line since my original
>> response was to Phil Steitz (who is on the IPMC), where he at least implied
>> if not directly stated that this proposal was exploitative and that was
>> potential grounds for rejecting it.
>> The difficulty in discussing this is because there are so many emotional
>> minefields (and probably rightly so) for those involved so it is easy for
>> some people to assume the worst in what gets said/written. For me, I have no
>> emotion invested in this at all. I'm just a user of OOo since 2000 and a guy
>> who likes the Apache license.
> Agreed. Personally, I use OOo sparingly, as I prefer Google Docs. My
> interest is largely spurred by the attraction of being able to apply
> ALv2 to this awesome piece of software. I believe that will be a
> *huge* enabler for the software world. It is vanishingly rare to have
> such a situation. "Epic" might be a good word :-) ... and who
> *doesn't* want to be part of something like that?

I couldn't have said it better myself... :-)

-> richard

> Cheers,
> -g
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