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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: Is any one here familiar with OpenOffice?
Date Mon, 12 Mar 2012 13:33:42 GMT

On 12.03.2012 13:50, Rob Weir wrote:
> I jest,of course.
> But seriously, there are some claiming that "all" of the
> project went over to LibreOffice and that the Apache
> has zero experience with this code base.  I know this sounds crazy,
> but how can we best refute that statement?
> Here's my idea:  Respond to this note and tell me how many years
> experience you have working with OpenOffice.  This could be in any
> capacity, as a coder, tester, documentation, marketing, forum
> volunteer, whatever.  Please count relevant work with related
> projects, such as Symphony, BSD ports, OOo4Kids, ODF, etc. as well.
> How many years were you doing this before the project came to Apache?
> If I get a good number of responses I'll put together an infographic on this.
> Regards,
> -Rob

my experience on Apache OpenOffice (former
- core developer since 2002 working full-time on the project.
- attending former conferences (OOoCon) as a speaker since 2006.
- Co-Lead of former since 2009.

Best regards, Oliver.

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