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From Rob Weir <apa...@robweir.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org (was Re: Ooo blog)
Date Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:39:09 GMT
On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 9:16 AM, Andre Schnabel <Andre.Schnabel@gmx.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>> Von: Javier Sola <lists@khmeros.info>
>
>>
>> This product competes with another one whose main disadvantage is not
>> having the name OpenOffice.org, and who is already producing working
>> software, more advanced that this project at this time, and getting the
>> favor of some distributions.
>
> So - if the Apache project does not want to use the brand "OpenOffice.org",
> maybe ask Oracle to hand it over to TDF instead.
>

Do you know, was LibreOffice.org ever considered as a name?  If not,
why not?  Did the portion of the OOo community that left for LO not
believe that symbolism of ".org" was useful for branding?

>From a branding perspective you did have the opportunity to start
fresh, but you did not go with a ".org" name.

-Rob


> Ok, just joking - I would not expect this to happen.
>
> But anyway - everyone who would say "no" to the idea above, just have a
> moment and think about why you would say "no". And then think about why
> you should not change the brand.
>
> regards,
>
> André
>

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