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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Symphony code in AOO 4.0
Date Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:29:10 GMT
On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:
> On 11/01/2013 Rob Weir wrote:
>> In any case, pointing out the lie on this list already gives 90% of
>> the benefit, since such FUD cannot survive the light of day.  A blog
>> post is unnecessary.
> Regardless of what prompted the discussion here, a specific blog post about
> what the Symphony contribution specifically has meant for OpenOffice would
> probably be very informative for our users.
> It would also be a nice way to show that formerly proprietary code was
> incorporated in OpenOffice and is now available to other products that can
> integrate it (and actually, in a few cases, probably already did).
> Of course, no need to post it today, and especially no need to post it with
> the aim of refuting misleading claims... I'm just saying that the discussion
> here suggested that the Symphony contribution in itself is worth to be
> properly acknowledged and get exposure.

Agreed.  So I am glad then that you made the call for additional blog
authors.  It is probably best if the Symphony contribution is
acknowledged, etc., by a non-IBM project member.  That would make it
harder to dismiss it in some quarters.


> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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