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From floris v <floris...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Change in Apache OpenOffice.org Branding...
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:43:33 GMT
Op 25-10-2011 12:55, Patrick Durusau schreef:
> Terry,
>
> On 10/25/2011 04:50 AM, Terry wrote:
>> Hi, Alan.  I know that.  'Apache
>> OpenOffice' would be a good name.  I just think the '.org' can be
>> dropped.  As you indicate, people talk about 'OpenOffice' not
>> 'OpenOffice.org'.
>>
>
> So long as it remains known as "OpenOffice" I suspect that will work.
>
> It maybe called 'Apache OpenOffice' on the website but 'OpenOffice' 
> will be the common usage.
>
> I don't known anyone who says "Apache Hadoop." Lots of folks do say 
> "Hadoop."
>
> Hope you are having a great day!
>
> Patrick
>
>
>> Regards.
>>
>>
>>
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: Alan Lord (News)<alanslists@gmail.com>
>>> To: ooo-users@incubator.apache.org
>>> Sent: Tuesday, 25 October 2011 5:55 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Proposal] Change in Apache OpenOffice.org Branding...
>>>
>>> On 25/10/11 07:22, Terry wrote:
>>>> I agree that the '.org' can be dropped now.  It had to be used 
>>>> previously because someone else owns the name 'OpenOffice' but the 
>>>> software could now be named something like 'Apache Office'.  The 
>>>> subject has been mentioned in comments on the blog and in the 
>>>> ooo-dev list where the decision will presumably be made.
>>>>
>>> Don't be too hasty to disregard the [probable] hundreds of millions 
>>> who know the name "Open Office".
>>>
>>> It always amazes me who has heard of it - when I talk to random 
>>> people at parties (non tech) and say I'm in Open Source, invariably 
>>> the reply is "Oh, you mean like Open Office?"
>>>
>>> Al
>>>
>>> -- The Open Learning Centre
>>> http://www.theopenlearningcentre.com
>>>
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>
>
This discussion is also on the dev list, and openoffice is srtill the 
preferred name.

Peter aka floris v

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