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From "Allen Pulsifer" <>
Subject RE: Team OpenOffice White Label Office (powered by Apache Open Office)
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2011 23:03:02 GMT
Let me go a step further.  Here's the problem I have with what Team
OpenOffice is doing.

Team OpenOffice began their "donation" campaign by telling the world that
the project was at risk of disappearing.  This damaged the brand by leading users to question whether
could be relied on in the future.

Their press release for "White Label Office" continues in a similar
direction.  It contains many subtle digs at the Apache project, implying
that it has no engineers, lacks technical know-how, is unwilling to produce
maintenance releases, is incompetent to continue developing the project, and
in the end, all it has is a trademark on which it
unreasonably refuses to share.

That part I don't understand is this: if in fact Team OpenOffice wishes to
work with the Apache OpenOffice project, why do they continue to disparage
it?  Are they worried that at some point, if in fact they have a release
based on Apache OpenOffice, they will regret having disparaged the project?

I remain concerned that their statements to this project do not match their
actions or their statements to the rest of the world.  I'm not sure what
else to say about it at this point.

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