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From Kevin Sisco <kevinsisco61...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Clarifying facts
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:53:07 GMT
Pavel:
I don't think anybody is arguing that apache open office is, in fact,
open office.  Is it really worth splitting hairs over?  Just asking.


On 3/13/12, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
>
> On 13 Mar 2012, at 17:45, Rory O'Farrell wrote:
>
>> On Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:42:01 +0000
>> Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
>>
>> <snip>
>>
>>>> The AOO project team includes a large number of the original
>>>> developers, Symphony developers, community developers and new
>>>> developers.
>>>
>>> The original population was much much larger so "large" seems
>>> hyperbolic here. How about:
>>>
>>> *  The AOO project team includes a number of the original
>>> developers plus developers from IBM Symphony and community
>>> developers old and new.
>>
>> How about "many" or "very many"
>
> The actual situation I think is close to: "of the hundred or so developers
> once employed by Sun on OpenOffice.org, about 15 of them are still
> participating in open source development derived from the OpenOffice.org
> codebase. Of those about half work on Apache OpenOffice and half on
> LibreOffice" (corrections giving actual numbers and ratios welcome BTW).
> Thus words like "large" or "many" seem overstatement in connection with
> either AOO or LO.
>
> S.
>
>

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