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From Phillip Rhodes <motley.crue....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] What Would OpenOffice Retirement Involve? (long)
Date Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:49:01 GMT
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There's no particular reason that I can see, that AOO shouldn't be able to
produce secure software, issue releases and
do all of those other things.  We've done it in the past (and yeah, I feel
guilty about saying "we" since I haven't been very active. Mea culpa), and
it's not like the project caught bubonic plague or something.  Yeah, I know
a lot of people prefer to contribute to LO and not AOO, and that losing the
people IBM was paying was a big hit.   But I can't help but think there's a
way to get more people involved and contributing here.  So I'd rather see
discussion around "how do we attract additional
contributors (or fix whatever other problems we have)?"  than talk about a
"retirement plan."  I really do think that if people start putting a lot of
energy into that, it will rob even more energy from the project.

Or maybe there are other options that could be considered, even if only as
interim steps.  Somebody mentioned something about a problem making Mac
releases. OK fine, let's drop Mac support for now.  Maybe that frees up
some energy for other things.  OK, radical suggestion and probably won't be
met with a lot of support, but the point is to say, let's think outside the
box a little and see if there are some other ideas we could adopt.



Phil

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