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From "Marcus (OOo)" <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Product Branding
Date Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:10:59 GMT
Am 11/04/2011 01:58 PM, schrieb Jürgen Schmidt:
> On 11/4/11 11:34 AM, Simon Phipps wrote:
>> On Nov 4, 2011 8:17 AM, "Jürgen Schmidt"<jogischmidt@googlemail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Give me one reason why we should support a project that only take
>>> our code or pieces of our code and give nothing back?
>>
>> That's not helpful talk here, Juergen. Exactly the same could be said of
>> IBM, yet Oracle gave the trademarks to Apache so they could try their
>> hand
>> in spite of it. Moreover, I am not aware of any "taking" of AOOo code,
>> but
>> I am aware that around a third of the commits to AOOo so far have come
>> from
>> people who now work on LibreOffice.
>>
>> We're a far more complex community than such tribal sentiments reflect
>> and
>> I suggest moderating your condemnation, respecting the fact that AOOo
>> is a
>> peer in a larger community and leaving doors open to whatever
>> collaboration
>> may be appropriate later.
>>
> First i don't have talked about LibreOffice here, i talked about all
> products based on the former OpenOffice.org code base. And i don't say
> that we can't change it later when there is a close relation visible. I
> simply would like to focus on the more important things at the moment.

Just to clarify:
Please don't understand my suggestion to buildup a common home as a 
short term target. It's for later when the dust has settled after 1-2 
releases. At the moment we have indeed more important things to do.

Marcus

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