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From Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice Apache Incubator Proposal and uniting "The Community"
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:23:16 GMT
On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 1:22 AM,  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> "Allen Pulsifer" <pulsifer@openoffice.org> wrote on 06/02/2011 06:58:45  PM:

<snip>

>> Second, if Apache takes on OpenOffice, it will instantly become the
> Apache
>> project with the largest number of end-users (if you include the number
> of
>> users of both the Apache version and its derivatives).  In fact, the
> number
>> of users of OpenOffice may be larger than all other Apache projects
>
> Apache already hosts 5 of the most downloaded open source projects.  From
> what you are saying, they may soon have 6 of 10.

FYI the OSS census today (Jun 3) [1] lists OpenOffice at #19 with 5
ASF products ahead of it [2]

But I agree that Apache is going to have to learn to deal more
directly with consumers

We learn, change and evolve :-)

Robert

[1] https://www.osscensus.org/summary-report-public.php
[2] xerces, commons-logging (<ducks>), lucene, commons-lang, xalan

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