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On 01/28/2011 01:44 AM, noh.way.jose wrote:

(...) Leaving the DB out of the argument for the moment, as a non
presentation centric technology, I'd like to propose Libre Office consider a
mid to long term strategy to ditch the artificial boundaries between
applications. Let us return to the idea of supporting users' needs without
filtering them through artificial application capabilities!

Aside of reading and thinking about similar ideas once in a while in a more general context, I was reminded of this when writing the draft now found at

Much of the current differentiation between some applications has likely more to do with marketing than with anything else, although managing complexity follows not that far behind (both on the architectural and user interface sides).

I do think this is the right idea, but it will require many very deep changes. In the end starting from scratch could be easier.

Thorsten Wilms

thorwil's design for free software:

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