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From Simon Brouwer <>
Subject Re: names of the project and the product
Date Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:36:11 GMT
Op 2-4-2012 21:58, Rob Weir schreef:
> On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM, Simon Brouwer<>  wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> On the current front page of, which I am starting to
>> update, it is explained how is both the name of our project
>> and our product.
>> I am  not sure whether this is still accurate. In various places in the
>> software, such as the general starting screen and the "about"-dialog, it
>> appears to be presented quite prominently as Apache OpenOffice (or Apache
>> Open Office?).
> If you see "Apache Open Office" (with the extra space) then that is
> incorrect.
> If you want to know the background you can read the Apache product
> guidelines here:
> Essentially the project and the product are required to have a name like
> "Apache Foo".  Most Apache projects use the same name for project and
> product, though there are some deviations from that.  But the "Apache" part
> of the name is mandatory.
> Several months ago we had a debate on this list and a vote, on whether to
> go with "Apache OpenOffice" or "Apache".  The name "Apache
> OpenOffice" won.
> However, transitioning the website(s) and the product UI to this new
> branding will take time.  But even after we switch to the new branding, you
> will still see references on the website to "", for example
> when referring to older releases.  That is fine, I think.
> -Rob

Thanks Rob, Juergen, for the clarifications.

Vriendelijke groet, Best regards,

Simon Brouwer

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