in OOo 3.4 "Datapilot" was renamed to "Pivot Table". This change was
merged to LibO and is now in localization.
While we discussed if we will change the name in GErman translations,
Stefan Weigel found something interesting:
Von: Stefan Weigel <email@example.com>
Es gibt übrigens eine Patentschrift United States Patent Nr.
US6,411,313 B1, in der das User-Interface der microsoftschen
Pivot-Tabelle als Erfindung geschützt wird. In dieser Schrift heißt
es unter anderem wörtlich: "PivotTable is a trademark of Microsoft
http://ip.com/patent/US6411313 (Seite 10, 2. Absatz)
Short translation is that there is a patent claim which references to
PivotTable as trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Within the last
years this was always named as reason why OOo needs to use the term
"Datapilot" - I have no idea if (and how) this situation did change
recently. In fact there might be an agreement between Oracle and MS
which covers OOo .. but surely not LibO.
Any ideas on this?
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