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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: /usr/bin/openoffice.org
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2012 15:35:36 GMT

On Jan 6, 2012, at 4:04 AM, Jürgen Schmidt wrote:

> On 1/6/12 12:43 PM, eric b wrote:
>> Hi Jürgen,
>> 
>> 
>> Le 6 janv. 12 à 12:18, Jürgen Schmidt a écrit :
>> 
>>> On 1/6/12 11:54 AM, Andre Fischer wrote:
>>>> Ah, found another one:
>>>> 
>>>> Synaptic on Ubuntu 11.10 has a package "openoffice.org" which installs
>>>> LibreOffice. It is not installed by default (the "libreoffice" package
>>>> is) and also provides the 'explanation'
>>>> 
>>>> <quote>
>>>> This is a transitional package, replacing the OpenOffice.org packaging
>>>> with the LibreOffice packaging.
>>>> 
>>>> It can be safely removed after an upgrade.
>>>> </quote>
>>>> 
>>>> but still, is this OK?
>>> 
>>> it sounds strange and not really ok for me.
>> 
>> 
>> Same for me.
>> 
>> 
>>> First they could still support older versions of OOo and second we
>>> would probably like to reserve this package name for an upgrade to AOO
>>> if possible at a later time.
>>> 
>>> I hope we can find some support for this later. But using the name and
>>> installing something different is of course confusing and misleading,
>>> isn't it?
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> I'm complaining about that since several month (e.g. on this list 23
>> november 11h19). Glad to see I'm not the only one now.
> 
> I would assume that hey have done it without a hidden agenda and thought it would be
ok ;-)
> 
> I don't want or better I don't think that it make sense if we make a big issue out of
this.
> 
> I think we want have a good relation to them and we should potentially send a friendly
reminder that we see a problem here.
> 
> As a user I would expect that I get the latest OOo 3.3 version. And in the future we
would like to use it to get an AOO with some explanation.
> 
> Any other opinions?

No wonder people are confused about openoffice.org. We have to protect the openoffice.org
brand. 

Regards,
Dave

> 
> Juergen
> 


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