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[libreoffice-marketing] Re: Awkward article.


Le 2012-10-31 09:44, Italo Vignoli a écrit :
Il 31/10/2012 14:19, Florian Monfort ha scritto:

http://www.robweir.com/blog/2012/10/libreoffices-dubious-claims-part-i-downloads.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+robweir%2Fantic-atom+%28Rob+Weir%3A+An+Antic+Disposition%29

Of course not. Rob Weir is our main enemy, and has always been such (you
can dig a little bit inside his blog). He represents IBM mood, and this
is just a proof that TDF and LibreOffice are more successful than Apache OO.

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Well, disregarding the author's name, the article contends that the metrics behind TDF/LibreOffice is not verifiable. So, the question is, can anyone collect LibreOffice data on their own and at any moment? I don't think we are at the point where we can say yes to this. But, we should definitely be working hard on this so that we can all have clarity on the number of downloads and user numbers. Being able to verify numbers by all, and, at any time (whether for our own use or for our competition to see) serves us well in determining the health of our community.

The author also uses the race horse analogy, "people would bet on the fastest horse rather than the slow one" (paraphrased). While this may be true, a new up-and-coming horse may get more support than a fast horse that is obviously in decline.

IMO, we should not respond to his article and just let it die a slow death, we should not give him the "soap box" that he is looking for. Anyone with common sense can read the writing on the wall. Let's keep on our track and not worry about such articles. It still doesn't stop us from reading them and taking out what may be of value to us.

Cheers,

Marc


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Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Re: Awkward article.Jay Lozier <jslozier@gmail.com>
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