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From Rory O'Farrell <ofarr...@iol.ie>
Subject Re: [WWW] AOOo french website
Date Sat, 12 May 2012 05:58:34 GMT
On Sat, 12 May 2012 07:22:04 +0200
eric b <eric.bachard@free.fr> wrote:

> Hi,
> Le 12 mai 12 à 00:40, Hagar Delest a écrit :
> 
> > Le sam. 12 mai 2012 00:07:35 CEST, Pedro Giffuni <pfg@apache.org> a  
> > écrit :
> >
> >> I would suggest:
> >>
> >> "User community support forum for Apache OpenOffice and all the  
> >> OpenOffice.org derivatives"
> >>
> >> There's no need to favor any particular fork.
> >
> > This was my first proposal but we can't obliterate the fact that  
> > LibO has already a strong user base too.
> >
> 
> 
> LibreOffice does not respect Apache OpenOffice, neither does TDF.
> 
> For me, the point is NOT to make the best number of hits, but to  
> respect free software ethical, and reward the people doing the right  
> thing.
> 
> 
> > Moreover, since many GNU/Linux distros have switched to LibO,
> 
> 
> Many GNU/Linux distros did very bad things, not only switching to Libo
> 
> 
> > many users don't know about AOO. It can be a way to make them aware  
> > about that.
> >
> 
> 
> Why ?  Because a group pf people controls all the communication  
> around us.
> 
> ... and put Libo on first line encourages them to continue.
> 
> 
> 
> > As long as the codes give a common ground for users, we can benefit  
> > from both sides (users point of view).
> >
> 
> "benefit" is a consumer word here, while ethical should be our first  
> concern.
> 
> Maintain this consumer spirit will kill free software one day.

The general view among the active volunteers on the Forum (and, indeed, off Forum in private
communications) was that it was appropriate for the Forum to specify the two major versions
at this time and use inclusive language for the lesser and older versions.  We are aware that
a serious shift in code base may require Forum specialisation, but that day has not yet come;
until then, we serve to best of our ability all strains of OpenOffice. We made our decision
in 10 hours; there has been no objection.  

On this list we should continue to support AOO, showing generosity to others who support different
forks.  If we close up and ignore them, then we are behaving in the same manner for which
we criticise them. Either this is a truely openSource project or it is not.

There is nothing one does but someone else can object to it.
-- 
Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>

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