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From Peter Junge <>
Subject Re: [ApacheCon] BoF session on AOO community
Date Wed, 31 Oct 2012 01:33:17 GMT
On 10/29/2012 11:15 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM, Jörg Schmidt <> wrote:
>> Hello,


> Customers don't come to IBM looking only for OpenOffice.  They are
> looking for a bundle of software and services and OpenOffice might
> enter the discussions as a small part of the overall deal.  We
> commonly work with business partners, subcontractors, etc., where
> specialized skills are needed.  This includes partners large and
> small.

Even if you guys only bundle AOO, isn't there a big difference between 
bundling "AOO - never heard of it" and bundling "AOO - seen it at the 

>> It would be good if IBM would consider the experiences of the past which consist
of OOo, SUN and Oracle.
> And you might consider IBM's experience with Linux, where we invested
> over $1 billion into Linux development, but we don't sell Linux.  But
> we're glad to work with partners on deals involving Linux.

IBM's success with bundling Linux on servers is strongly related to the 
popularity of Linux.


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