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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice: were are we now?
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:07:21 GMT
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 1:00 AM, Richard S. Hall <heavy@ungoverned.org>wrote:

> On 6/5/11 7:49 PM, Simon Phipps wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 12:38 AM, Richard S. Hall<heavy@ungoverned.org
>> >wrote:
>>
>>  I don't think the proposal here is for OOo to enter incubation and then
>>> try
>>> to copy everything that TDF/LO does. I assume the proposers have a vision
>>> for where they want to go, even though they may be starting from the same
>>> place.
>>>
>>>  I'm not clear how safe that assumption is - that's what I have been
>> waiting
>> to see explained for quite a while actually. Rob has been strong on
>> long-term abstract vision (clearly more omniscient than me), but any time
>> specifics of what (&  how) is going to happen in the immediate future in
>> terms of maintaining the important consumer end-user presence
>> OpenOffice.org
>> delivers, things get pretty fuzzy and hand-wavey.
>>
>
> Even if the answer is, "We don't have a short-term plan for all of the
> consumers." I don't really see that as some smoking gun that says they can't
> enter incubation. Granted, it would be nice if the brand weren't hurt in the
> process, but at the same time I don't see how we can hold an incubator
> project accountable for all of that...even if it is their goal to do so.
>

I actually agree, but as I say so far I have not seen even that as a
statement.

S.

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