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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Suggestion for OOo branding...
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2011 22:45:23 GMT
What ODF Oligarchy?

OASIS certainly had nothing to do with branding of and its choice of icons.
 The ODF TC has never been consulted on such matters.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Gusaas [] 
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 13:24
Subject: Re: Suggestion for OOo branding...

On 2011/07/23 1:01 PM  Malte Timmermann wrote:
> On 23.07.2011 07:09, Graham Lauder wrote:
>> ...I suspect that the original reasoning behind the
>> ODF thing was a corporate strategy to wave OOo as the primary
>> application for producing compliant ODF documents.  The trend,
>> especially in Europe, was towards mandating ODF in Govt and so they
>> wanted to ride the coattails of that move.
> Actually it was the other way round: We wanted to promote and strengthen ODF.

At the cost of functionality when you eliminated the colours that easily distinguished the

different file types. All this was done despite the huge objections both before and especially

after the this horrendous design decision was imposed on the community by the ODF oligarchy.

Larry I. Gusaas
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
"An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs." - Edgard Varese

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