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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: We're on slashdot!
Date Sat, 15 Oct 2011 21:42:12 GMT
On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 11:09 AM, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 2:14 AM, Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org>
> wrote:
>
> > And I'm on El Reg!
> >
> >
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/**2011/10/14/apache_openoffice_**alive_well/<
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/14/apache_openoffice_alive_well/>
> >
> > Hope I did OK in the interview.  At least I got a good closing quote,
> even
> > if it was a little tweaked in the story.
>
>
> I think you did fine, Shane, well done. I will observe that The Register
> also considered the comment about LibreOffice to be "pointed".
> Cross-community comments like that need to be made with extraordinary care.
>
>
> On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 9:36 AM, Robert Burrell Donkin <
> robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > But maybe some good could come out of this. Why not get together to
> > release a statement clarifying who needs donations right now, why and
> > what cool stuff they are going to fund with the cash? (Something
> > positive with as many potential players as possible...)
>
> I think that would be a risky move. LibreOffice is not downstream from
> AOOo,
> but rather both projects share common ancestral code from StarOffice. I
> believe for either project to imply it is the "leader" or "owner" of the
> StarOffice legacy community would be divisive rather than uniting.
>
>
just for the records and  to be clear StarOffice is stone age and
LibreOffice is based on OOo source code. And LibreOffice code has evolved
since the fork has taken place. AOO is based the latest OOo code base.

Juergen

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