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From esh1907 <esh1...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Community building: give our User a chance to contribute!
Date Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:53:26 GMT
No chance as long as Microsoft is a platinum sponsor of Apache.
The best thing that can happen to wonderful OpenOffice is to ditch Apache
for an independent commercial company.

On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 7:32 AM, Raphael Bircher <rbircherapache@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi at all
>
> If we compare AOO to day with the good old OpenOffice.org Project in 2006,
> we have now a tiny community. Well, we will be able to maintain the
> project, make some bugfix and maybe some features too. But we will never
> track down the work who is in our issue tracker.
>
> But surprisingly we have still a very height download number. If you read
> comments on social media you see, that many are really happy with the
> programm. The problem is, tat this user simply are looked out from the
> product development. The Enduser can only watch and pray.
>
> While most bigger Apache Projects has a well working business model
> behind, OpenOffice has nothing. In fact we never cared about it. I believe
> it's rely time to change this. There are maybe at the moment no big
> investors, but maybe more individuals who love the idea.
>
> I know, we have to stick within the Apache rules, but this should be
> possible. So let's collect ideas here.
>
> Regards, Raphael
>
> --
> Mein Blog: https://raphaelbircher.blogspot.ch
>
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