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From Chuck Davis <>
Subject Re: Someone is hell bent on seeing AOO go away... (Rampant FUD in FOSS Land)
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:58:55 GMT
LibreOffice is a pile of crapware in my experience.  Q.C. seems to be
missing in action!  OpenOffice has always done what I need to get done
without irritating the daylights out of me.

On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 10:46 PM, Fernando Cassia <> wrote:

>  (and MySQL too, and probably the same that would like for Oracle's
> investments in FOSS to end).
> "LibreOffice, as you know, is now the defacto office suite of choice
> among Linux users and is rapidly gaining traction in the Windows world
> as well. "
> "OpenOffice is pretty much only a memory"
> Citebite archive:
> Apparently the original story has been pulled from FOSSFORCE.COM, but
> not before it was widely spread around...
> This is the same scenario as when Googles move from MySQL to MDB is
> mirrored everywhere, yet Mozilla's decision, on technical merits to
> move from MDB to MySQL 5.6 gets no mention whatsoever.
> Of course, truth is just a small peeble in the shoes of a good FUD
> campaign... doesnt stop them. Apache OpenOffice or MySQL: the tactics
> are the same, lie,lie, and lie again.
> Some of the lies stick and become common, widespread truths repeated
> without fact-checking. The rest is herd behaviour and copy-paste IT
> journalism. Case in point: vs reality
> Or: vs:reality:
> This isnt healthy. It needs to stop.
> In the wise words of Shuttleworth:
> Is the Evil Empire of Redmondia behind this campaign to portray IBMers
> as inept (Rob Weir has mentioned some of the FUD coming from the ither
> side wrt Sidebar and IBMs contributions) and Oracle as evil, when both
> firms are investing a lot in FOSS development (in the case of Oracle,
> investing a lot in Linux kernel engineers, OpenJDK, Netbeans,
> Glassfish, releasing JavaFX 2.0 under a GPL license, Virtualbox,
> etc..) Or is someone else behind this persistent FUD? Some firm that
> perhaps wants its web services to replace everything else?
> Thinking aloud
> FC
> --
> During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a
> revolutionary act
> Durante épocas de Engaño Universal, decir la verdad se convierte en un
> Acto Revolucionario
> - George Orwel
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