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From Doug <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Change in Apache Branding...
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2011 04:41:15 GMT
On 10/25/2011 12:26 AM, Doug wrote:
> On 10/24/2011 11:04 PM, Michael Acevedo wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have been reading the OOo forum and first let me congratulate the 
>> Apache OOo team in completing the transition of the source code 
>> earlier this month. As for my proposal, it stems from one statement 
>> made in the Forums indicating that "Fundamentally, as 
>> a project "" is done." If the following is true I think 
>> it creates a great opportunity to refresh the brand. 
>> My proposal has the following provision:
>> - Drop the "3" or "3.4" suffix from the name and 
>> either leave the office suite name as "Apache" or 
>> "Apache 4
>>     * The rationale for this provision is the fact that the OOo code 
>> will undergo (or has undergone substantial rewriting) to allow the 
>> source code to be compliant with the Apache 2.0. licence scheme.
>>     * Furthermore, IBM's decision to donate Lotus Symphony to Apache 
>> will most likely result in a "code merger" with the Apache OpenOffice 
>> project which will result in a very altered (compared to today's) 
>> source code.
>> Well that's the basic idea behind proposal and I think the brand 
>> refresh will be beneficial for the Apache OOo project.
>> Again, thank you for your time and keep up the good work!
>>   Michael
> This is probably not the place for the following, but since I don't 
> know what is, and you are undoubtedly one of the
> movers and shakers in Apache O, I would like to suggest a couple of 
> things:
> 1.  For Pete's sake, drop that final "o."  If there ever was a 
>, it is surely gone by now.
> 2.  Incorporate all the visual goodies and selections that Symphony 
> offers, so that you really have a
>           competitive product to the commercial guys like MS Office.
> 3. Fix Calc so that the blank boxes printed above the normal 
> spreadsheet disappear.  I can send you a sample if
>           you don't know what I'm talking about.  Even Symphony has 
> the problem.  It looks like Libre has fixed it.
> Good luck with this.  I look forward to using the final product, 
> whenever it comes out.
> --doug
Replying to myself:  yes, there actually is an  Oh, 
well. . . . OOo still looks silly.

Blessed are the peacemakers...for they shall be shot at from both sides. --A. M. Greeley

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