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Hi Tom, all,

Sorry to prolong this, but I *HATE* being misrepresented;

Tom Davies wrote:
Ok, if  "software freedom" is going to be the only selling point we use then
England, American and Australia are going to reject the product.  However it
might make most of Europe more accessible to LibreOffice.
Regards from

I *AM* an Australian. The word Libre is as liberating here as any Spanish-speaking country. The concept of freedom, no less prized. The promise of an open-format, no less relevant. You would discount entire countries based on their governance and not on the conviction of its people?
Bad market analysis Tom.

Do other people here "settle for" LibreOffice purely because of it's price?  If
it cost more would you really all run back to MicroSquish's "superior product"?

I started using because I was a poor student unwilling to pirate MS-office, out of principle. I remained a LibreOffice supporter because the idea of people working together to make something truly free inspires me. Both aspects of the word "free" are valuable assets to Lib/O. It is free in every sense of the word. If you don't place any value in that, perhaps your time would be better utilised trying to build something you can SELL instead?

And I think it peeves me as much as it did Charles and Italo, perhaps countless more,
that it devalues us as a project to refer to competitors so immaturely.
Try "MS", it takes less effort. Your Emails /are /public after all.


PS. By the way, whoever came up with THIS ---> "LibreOffice... Freedom never tasted so suite" ... GENIUS! =)

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