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From IngridvdM <>
Subject Re: OOO and LibreOffice.
Date Mon, 04 Jul 2011 08:06:10 GMT
Hi Thorsten,

Am 04.07.2011 09:32, schrieb Thorsten Behrens:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
>> At present the only way I can see to start doing this is to a) drop
>> the ego on both "sides", this is a different world from the one in
>> which the fork was seen as necessary. There are still fundamental
>> licence differences, but I am sure that, for many, the licence is less
>> important than getting results. b) spending some time understanding
>> one another (for some that will mean rebuilding relationships) in
>> order to work towards your second suggestion...
> Hi Ross,
> hm, not sure I like your particular combination of a) and b) here -
> understanding the other side should start with admitting that indeed
> for a not insubstantial subset of LibreOffice hackers, the license
> indeed *is* important. ;)
>> I don't know OOo or LO well enough to know if there is scope for a
>> "common, well-defined cooperative objective." It would be great if
>> some people could spend some time considering this. It might well be
>> that there is little scope for true collaboration. However, during the
>> proposal phase there were a few people who wanted to explore this.
> To be frank - having two projects targetting the ~same {market,
> devs, QA, sponsors, code lines, ...} makes this extra-hard. It's
> like asking two boys in a dog fight to both voluntarily step back&
> shake hands - whereas in reality, it'll likely only stop after one
> side has "won" (for some values of "win" and "reality").
>  From the earlier discussions, the idea to focus on basis
> libraries/functionality at Apache, and build applications on top of
> that had some appeal to me - also since it appeared to be much more
> in line with (most of) the other Apache projects.
Is there any offer for cooperation from the LibreOffice/TDF side in your 

Kind regards,

> Cheers,
> -- Thorsten

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