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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Is any one here familiar with OpenOffice?
Date Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:08:03 GMT
On 3/12/12 4:34 PM, Simon Phipps wrote:
> On 12 Mar 2012, at 12:50, 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?
> Out of interest, where have you seen that statement from an authoritative source? The
former community seems spread between the AOO project and LibreOffice to me, and all the comments
I have seen (and made) occupy that reality.

you can hear such statements all over ...

Maybe not authoritative but at it happened at the official LibreOffice 

A friend of mine visited the LibreOffice booth at the Cebit and asked 
why she should use LibreOffice. She was told that LibreOffice is the 
successor of OpenOffice and that OpenOffice doesn't longer exist. She 
told the guy, well I have heard about Apache OpenOffice and that IBM has 
joined this project as well. It seemed that she was using the words. The 
guy who ever it was, was not amused reacted very angry and told her 
Apache is trying something since 1 year and are not able to deliver 
something and if she want something from IBM the booth is there ... 
After this somewhat strange reaction the guy stopped talking to her.

I was at least surprised by this reaction and didn't understand it. Even 
if we are 2 projects we have or at least should have the same goal and 
that is to increase the eco system around ODF.


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