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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Renaming of OpenOffice.org
Date Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:39:28 GMT
Am 10/18/2011 02:22 AM, schrieb F C. Costero:
> One thing I would add from the perspective of a forum user is that
> there are MANY warnings in the EN forum to stay away from anyone
> offering "OpenOffice" software other than OpenOffice.org. See for
> example http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=11052
> which is titled "Fake Download Open Office 2009 - Credit Card Fraud".
> Of course the Apache branding has to occur, but that history of scams
> adds an extra difficulty. Casual users who don't follow FOSS news may
> well be suspicious of any new brand.
> Francis

An good argument more to keep the OpenOffice.org brand and the website 
to point all download activity to this. A clear explaination why the 
software product has now a different name and that it is still free of 
any charge should be easy.

Marcus



> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Carl Marcum<cmarcum@apache.org>  wrote:
>> On 10/17/2011 05:54 PM, Ian Lynch wrote:
>>>
>>> I propose that we rename OpenOffice.org Apache OpenOffice and abbreviate
>>> it
>>> to ApacheOO or AOO and trademark each of those terms. At the same time
>>> invite submissions for a new logo or logos based on these terms with a
>>> deadline of end of November after which the PPMC decides it by vote.
>>>
>>
>> +1
>>
>> Since we already need to do some re-branding for adding Apache, I think we
>> should drop the .org which I believe was only there because OpenOffice was
>> already trademarked. When I see most people refer to it outside the project
>> they use OpenOffice. Apache OpenOffice would be a natural transition.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Carl

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