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From drew <>
Subject Re: Troll warning
Date Wed, 09 May 2012 15:03:05 GMT
On Wed, 2012-05-09 at 10:49 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 10:18 PM, Fernando Cassia <> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Simon Phipps <> wrote:
> >> If you forward me links I'll make sure the TDF Membership Committee takes a
> >
> > What are LO advocates doing on this list?. Just curious....
> >
> >
> >
> > Where it says "OpenOffice's succesor, LibreOffice...."
> >
> > Let me get this straight, the forkers destroyed StarOffice, spit
> > Oracle in the face then invited them for dinner (to join TDF), then
> > they get upset that Oracle does not comply with their demands, they
> > nevertheless go ahead with their fork, and when OpenOffice is donated
> > to Apache and continues having the brand recognition, the mind share
> > and the majority of downloads on the Windows platform, are we supposed
> > to  play nice and friendly with people who can't promote their fork
> > without comparing themselves to Apache OO and some even spread lies
> > all the time?
> >
> Well, yes.  We're supposed to be nice, even when others are spreading
> FUD and trying to derail the project.
> Of course, none of our saints, and even fewer of us are martyrs, so
> individually there is only so much abuse anyone of us is going to put
> up with.  But as a project we must remain open and welcoming to all,
> especially to LibreOffice volunteers.
> That doesn't mean we need to agree with the FUD, or let misstatements
> go unaddressed.  It just means we need to handle it in a calm,
> professional, non-argumentative way.  For example, we can collect the
> top-10 erroneous statements about AOO on the wiki and prepare a blog
> post to respond to them.
> And this is not just about being "nice".  This is also the most
> pragmatic thing to do.   There are a small number of active, vocal and
> negative people at LibreOffice who like to beat up on OpenOffice and
> the work we do here.  

That cuts both ways.


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