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From Andrew Rist <andrew.r...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: Future of OOo
Date Thu, 07 Jul 2011 18:19:27 GMT
I know it's soap opera stuff - but here, a Simon slap-down....


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On 7/7/2011 9:10 AM, IngridvdM wrote:
> Hi Simon,
>
> Am 07.07.2011 17:26, schrieb Simon Phipps:
>>
>> On 7 Jul 2011, at 16:03, IngridvdM wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Donald, Ross, all,
>>>
>>> Am 07.07.2011 12:56, schrieb Donald Harbison:
>>> [...]
>>>> The end of a corporate controlled project, and the beginning of two 
>>>> new open
>>>> source projects
>>> [...]
>>>
>>> I would like to change this part of the description. I think it 
>>> should be made absolute clear to the public that the split of the 
>>> community has happened before and completely independent from the 
>>> donation of OpenOffice.org to the Apache Software Foundation. The 
>>> creation of LibreOffice/TDF has happend already last year in 2010.
>>
>> While I understand why you believe this, I think it's unhelpful 
>> "framing" that's likely to perpetuate division. I prefer Don's 
>> approach, which takes a higher-level view of what has happened.
>>
>
> Not being precise on the historic facts here and creating or only 
> allowing the wrong impression that the Apache OpenOffice has caused 
> the split of the community will do harm to this project. It will also 
> hinder the healing process between the communities. So if you are 
> interested in the welfare of both communities and the healing between 
> them, help to handle this with more care.
>
> Thanks,
> Ingrid

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