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From "David H. Lipman" <DLip...@Verizon.Net>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Change in Apache Branding...
Date Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:44:44 GMT
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 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
> 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.

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