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On 04/23/2011 03:21 PM, Italo Vignoli wrote:
On 4/23/11 10:07 PM, Riemer Thalen wrote:

I agree 99% with Italo, and lurking here for 6 months I have seen the great job he has been doing. However, there are two things I don't think are quite right.

First, I don't think it is good etiquette to respond to private mail to a public mailing list, unless one is reasonably sure that the original sender wouldn't mind. I sympathize with Italo's reasons for doing so, but still, I'm not sure I would have gone public with someone's private complaints.


Italo, I will unsubscribe and bother you nomore. I trust you will crush
MSO with a free top-notch product and superior marketing.

We will never crush MS Office, because we do not need to crush any
product. We believe that FOSS has a superior model, which is good for
many but not for everyone, and we are happy with our choice.

I think the health of our community depends inherently on more people choosing to use LibO. This means we should not be happy with a never-ending stream of people dropping LibO and choosing MSO because of some feature. Linux, perhaps the best example of a wildly successful open source project, was promoted by Linus Torvalds with the tongue-in-cheek goal of "world domination" -- linux wanted more desktop share. And we should want more office suite share. That is the best way to grow the LibO community and to keep LibO development, support, and marketing areas vibrant.


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