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From Carl Marcum <cmar...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Updating the WHY section of www.openoffice.org
Date Sat, 09 Jan 2016 12:58:58 GMT


On 01/08/2016 07:28 PM, Jan Høydahl wrote:
> Hi
>
> I filed bug https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=126777 about outdated WHY sub page
"Office 2003 EOL”.
> See issue for details. Dennis requested that the discussion continues in this mailing
list.
>
> My initial concern was that an outdated web page looks really bad, referring to 2014
as a date yet to come signals that noone actively cares for the web page.
>
> Then there is the policy issue of mocking competitors. You find several passages in the
“WHY” section talking about Microsoft Office and cost. Perhaps someone should give the
whole WHY section some love and care and make sure we are well within Apache policies.
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
> Jan Høydahl, search solution architect
> Cominvent AS - www.cominvent.com
>
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I'm not sure we need that page now.

We have a why page [1] that promotes Aoo without putting down any other 
software.

Just my 2 cents.

[1] http://www.openoffice.org/why/

Best regards,
Carl



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