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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Change in Apache OpenOffice.org Branding...
Date Thu, 03 Nov 2011 22:22:56 GMT
On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Michael Adams <linux_mike@clear.net.nz> wrote:
> On Friday 28 October 2011 15:56, Michael Acevedo wrote:
>> My proposal in simple words is either 2 of the following options:
>>
>>       * Make the first Apache OpenOffice.org release get the 4.0 name as
>> it is basically a new and mostly rewritten version of the current
>> OOo source code. or
>>
>>       * Drop the version number from the Apache OpenOffice.org name.
>> I think, I will add a third option here, drop the ".org" suffix and
>> go simply with Apache OpenOffice as the project's name.
>
> Undo-able - OpenOffice is a separate company (Dutch from memory), they
> release the very good Bluefish editor for linux.
>

I don't see a problem here.  If adding ".org" to "OpenOffice" makes it
unique and something that can be trademarked, then surely adding
"Apache" in front can as well.

Also, if you look at the Dutch company, they put a space in the name,
so it is "Open Office".

http://www.openoffice.nl/

-Rob

> Better to avoid further confusion with them and go with "Open Apache
> Office" or similar. But that was not the issue being discussed.
> Version numbers was, and it was being discussed on the marketing
> list.
>
> [snip]
>
> --
>
> Michael
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