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From robert_w...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice.org Incubator Proposal: Collaboration with TDF/LO
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2011 12:37:40 GMT
Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote on 06/04/2011 07:43:50 AM:

> 
> On 4 Jun 2011, at 12:19, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> > 
> >> 
> > LibreOffice complements anything we do here at Apache to those who
> > agree with the license terms under which LibreOffice is made
> > available.  Until or unless we resolve that issue, I feel that the
> > statement above would need to be both qualified in this manner and
> > extended to enumerate other complements that might apply in other
> > situations.
> 
> I disagree. LO has a focus on the binary deliverables and the 
> consumer destinations they reach that is perfectly complementary to 
> the developer focus of Apache. This complementarity is entirely 
> unrelated to licensing.
> 

I'll assert that there is a subset of participants on this list, taking 
part in this discussion and whom have added their names to the proposed 
committers list who feel strongly that the proposed project's efforts 
should include a strong end-user focus.  I'm willing to believe that there 
is also a subset that thinks otherwise. If these difference can be 
resolved, that would be best.  But if not, I'll suggest that this is a 
fundamental difference of vision which probably cannot be reconciled 
within a single proposal.

-Rob

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