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From David McKay <>
Subject Re: (was Re: Ooo blog)
Date Sat, 09 Jul 2011 12:02:02 GMT
My preference has nothing to do with blogs, it is purely a naming and 
branding issue. Formally, was always written as by those who knew, but colloquially/informally it was 
always talked about as OpenOffice. I agree we need to maintain ties with 
the legacy and history of, but the removal of the .org 
isn't going to jeopardise that.


On 09/07/11 12:55, Javier Sola wrote:
> Why does the name need to be changed?  Is there any value in adding 
> "Apache" to the name?
> I really think that the name is one of the most important assets of 
> the project at this time.
> We have spent quite a lot of effort in the last few years promoting 
> the OpenOffice (or OpenOffice,org) name, to the point that it is part 
> of the approved IT policies of some countries.
> I have worked to get OpenOffice into the textbooks of two countries... 
> and it would be a pain to explain to them now that Apache OpenOffice 
> or Apache Office will be installed instead, even if it is the same 
> thing... It was exactly the same problem as changing to LibreOffice, 
> the name is a key reason not to change.
> If there is a technical problem with blogs... then it should be solved 
> technically, not by changing the name of the product.
> Javier
> Pavel Janík wrote:
>>> Why? Out of the folk on the OOo forum who expressed an opinion to 
>>> me, no one liked it. It was a perpetual reminder that the product 
>>> couldn't be called what they really wanted it to be called: 
>>> OpenOffice. I greatly prefer Apache OpenOffice to Apache 
>> The product and the project WAS If we want to change 
>> it, then why not directly Apache Office?

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