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From Ian Lynch <ianrly...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Renaming of OpenOffice.org
Date Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:28:46 GMT
On 20 October 2011 19:29, Wolf Halton <wolf.halton@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 7:14 PM, TJ Frazier <tjfrazier@cfl.rr.com> wrote:
>
> > On 10/18/2011 18:53, Kay Schenk wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> On 10/18/2011 02:58 PM, J├╝rgen Schmidt wrote:
> >>
> > <massive snippery>
> >
> >  <snip-ectomy>
> >>>
> >>
> Why not have both Apache Open Office
> and OpenOffice.org?
>
> 1) We already have both and people are getting used to that who are liable
> to do so.
> 2) Other brands have started using other names for themselves and for their
> products without much confusion.  Daimler Chrysler Dodge Ram?  All brand
> names for pickup trucks, which have almost no name at all (1500, 2500,
> 3500).  This is an egregious example of a messy name that consumers have no
> troub;le sorting out.


Yes but they have multimillion dollar advertising budgets. If advertising
dollars made no difference, Google wouldn't be in business ;-)

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