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From Ian Lynch <ianrly...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Concerns about the AOO community
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:46:40 GMT
It would be better for the projects to merge, but the details (license,
community)  clearly matter a lot to some people. If there was a better
spirit of cooperation most of the effort could go into AOO with just some
minor things for the GPL version derived from it in an agreed way so that
that could satisfy the needs of that particular market. But to do that we
would have to get a lot more trust and "friendliness" between the two
projects. It doesn't seem too likely at present.

On 2 October 2014 12:55, J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 02/10/14 01:44, Rob Weir wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM, Alexandro Colorado <jza@oooes.org>
> wrote:
> >> On G+ I have hold a conversation with Bruce Byfield and Jos from KDE
> >> about the continuation of the Apache OpenOffice community and how the
> >> way that the community has enter lately into a dormant stage with very
> >> little traffic.
> >>
> >> Althought I do seem that is an exageration, I feel that is true that
> >> traffic has reach its lowest in several months. I wonder what is going
> >> on with the community as well as overal adoption and concern of a lack
> >> of marketing strategy.
> >>
> >> I would love to hear from the community managers to have an evaluation.
> >>
> >
> > Community mangers?  Come on, you know that is not how we roll at Apache!
> >
> > What is amazing to be is how much LO sees a merger of the projects as
> > a threat to them.
> >
> > Here's the background.  At the LO conference one of the presenters
> > spoke in favor of merging LO with AOO, of combining the efforts.  This
> > was the IT Head from the Swiss Supreme Court IT office, who also said
> > that they preferred to use AOO for its superior stability compared to
> > LO.
> >
> >
> https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/open-and-libre-office-projects-should-reunite
> >
> > As you can imagine, having a speaker at a LO conference say nice
> > things about AOO and to suggest cooperation with AOO was an insult
> > that could not be permitted.   So LO marketing went into over-drive to
> > try to kill that message.  That's why we see articles like this, and
> > recent related blog posts by Simon and Charles.
> >
> > But it does make me wonder:  What are they so afraid of?  Why do they
> > think the idea of cooperation so dangerous?   Why do they think that
> > users are so wrong to value stability and to think that the two
> > projects would work better together?
>
> This is indeed a good question. I believe the TDF and LO community did a
> really good job to setup the foundation, the community and the project.
> But it is also a fact that LO benefits a lot of the things we have done
> and do in AOO.
>
> It's still a valid question why both projects doesn't cooperate better
> and focus together on important improvements. From my perspective it
> simply doesn't make sense and together we could reach much more.
>
> Juergen
>
> >
> >
> > -Rob
> >
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> >> Alexandro Colorado
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