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From jan iversen <jancasacon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Have you been contacted via private email and discouraged from participating on the OpenOffice project?
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:06:09 GMT
+1, what can I say apart from I am still here, and I mean to stay with AOO
for a long time.

Jan.

On 1 November 2012 15:18, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> I'm hearing that some project volunteers, especially new ones, are
> being contacted by certain external parties, who then try to
> discourage them from contributing to the Apache OpenOffice project.
> I'm hearing that similar notes have been sent out to those who
> submitted listings to our new Consultants Directory, also discouraging
> them from involvement in the project.
>
> This is my personal view on this matter, for what it is worth.
>
> I think we all would agree that such techniques are deplorable and
> bring disrepute to the individuals involved, and to the project that
> sanctions such techniques.  If you recall we had a similar wave of
> such unprofessional behavior a few months ago, when certain external
> parties were contacting journalists who mentioned OpenOffice and
> telling them that it was no longer being developed and to link to a
> different product instead.
>
> I any case, if you are receiving such FUD yourself, I'd encourage you
> to simply post it to this mailing list, or to your blog, or some other
> public website.  "Daylight is the best antiseptic" as they say.  I am
> not a medical doctor, but I do believe that FUD exposed to public
> scrutiny loses its potency.   But FUD ignored is FUD that spreads.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> -Rob
>

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