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From floris v <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Change in Apache Branding...
Date Thu, 27 Oct 2011 22:38:09 GMT
Op 27-10-2011 23:52, Terry schreef:
> I do not understand the point Michael made in that email.  Is he suggesting that no version
number be used? 
> Terry
>> ________________________________
>> From: David H. Lipman<DLipman@Verizon.Net>
>> To:
>> Sent: Friday, 28 October 2011 1:44 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Proposal] Change in Apache Branding...
>> From: "Michael Acevedo"<>
>>> 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,
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> suite name as "Apache" or "Apache 4 * The rationale
>>> 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
>>> Apache
>>> 2.0. licence scheme. * Furthermore, IBM's decision to donate Lotus Symphony to
>>> will
>>> most likely result in a "code merger" with the Apache OpenOffice project which
>>> result
>>> in a very altered (compared to today's) source code. Well that's
>>> 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!
>> I agree with all aspects of what Michael suggests and has stated.
>> -- 
>> Dave
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With lots of rewriting and going back to old software like myspell any 
version number seems to me a very dubious affair. You might just as well 
restart with Apache OOo 1.0. A higher version number suggests, after 
all, that the developers built on an older version and added stuff and 
removed bugs. Here the story is very different. It's probably my biggest 
objection to this rebranding: there are quite a few annoying bugs and 
shortcomings that have plagued users for years, and instead of tackling 
those, the developers are discarding stuff that works in favour of old 
software that may not work quite as well. Really.

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