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From theUser BL <>
Subject What is the advantage of the Apache Fork?
Date Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:01:24 GMT

What is the advantage of the Apache Fork?

Currently there are two point of views what a OOo fork is and what not.

If you look at the trademark and logo, then LibreOffice is the fork.

But if you look at all other things, like where all the old OOo developer are working and
so on, then LibreOffice is the new and the Apache is the fork.

For me (and not only for me) developer are much more important then project logos and names.
And so for me (and not only for me) Apache with its new developers is the fork.

I have seen, how changed after the core team changed to LibreOffice.
Ok, at this point I want to mention icons. Have a look at this screenshot of OOo from the
old team:
and then have a look at the icons of the OOo after the core team have left:
All icons looking at the first view identical. Same colors, similar look. have had a philosophy behind a lot of things. Here the coloring spcs of the
old OOo:
As there stand "The language of colors are one of the most important
            identifier to differ between all of applications.".
But the Apache fork have forgotten it.

But the team, who have written the spec, have at LibreOffice created new icons with the same

Thats for example.

And no one other, then the people at LibreOffice understanding the code base of the Office
Suite better.

So what is the advantage of your fork? What will Apache OOo do better then


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