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Hi, :-)

On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 12:19, Marc Paré <> wrote:
Le 2010-11-12 22:04, Michael Wheatland a écrit :

 Why re-invent the wheel?
 - David

Because google has announced it will be removing the wheel before the
end of next year.
Google has also open sourced the blueprints for the wheel and made it
very easy to construct your own wheel.

Many people found Wave too confusing and the learning curve was still to
steep for regular users. I belong to groups who tried and it was abandoned.
I think Wave was trying to be too much of a cooperative "Swiss army knife"
and forgot that people want simplicity.

Google Wave was just a possibility mentioned; I'm not even sure if it
would be a popular choice. It's a great tool, but involves a bit of a
learning curve for many people. The public Wave service was
discontinued earlier this year, IIRC. But it is still offered as a
Labs product in Google Apps (I'm talking about Google Apps for domains
and organizations).

However, whether or not Wave lives on, I feel that Google Apps has a
number of other extremely useful tools that TDF/LibO could use, and it
was more those wheels I was suggesting that we don't re-invent. :-)

David Nelson

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