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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Product Branding
Date Fri, 04 Nov 2011 11:52:27 GMT
On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 6:34 AM, Simon Phipps <> wrote:
> On Nov 4, 2011 8:17 AM, "J├╝rgen Schmidt" <> 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.

Doors open, yes, but still there is a door way, and so far there are a
few that refuse -- entirely there own choice -- to pass through that
door way.  Everyone is welcome to join.  But you can't dictate terms
from the sidewalk.

> S.

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