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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Tolerance and acceptance
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:24:23 GMT
On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 4:24 AM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com>wrote:

> I move that there is no need to continue to fuel the fires of AOO vs
> LO. The PPMC is now effective at ignoring anti-AOO materials on our
> own lists. I suggest the PPMC should further silence inflammatory
> posts that are anti-LO on our lists.
>
> For example, a recent post on ooo-users said:
>
> "The LO guys should have thought about that before forking OpenOffice
> following Novell's siren's call. (remember the first major fork of
> OpenOffice was Novell's Go-OO which incorporated the MS OOXML
> support).
>
> In fact, it was their actions that killed the commercial prospects of
> StarOffice, which Oracle had renamed "Oracle Open Office" (without the
> .org)."
>
> I suggest that the ooo-users list is not the place for these kinds of
> opinions, regardless of their validity. This is especially true when
> they are made in response to a positive comment, which was "The main
> goal has always been to create the best Office suite possible - so
> let's unite around that."
>
> Our communities need to be welcoming. There is no chance of creating
> unity if disunity is the response. I'm not suggesting this be tackled
> onlist, that can be counter-productive too. I'm merely highlighting it
> and encouraging individuals on the PPMC who agree with me to consider
> sending a polite but firm request to stay focused on helping users on
> the ooo-users list.
>
> Ross
>

+1

It's kind of surprising that this would show up on ooo-users

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