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Hi Christian, Jean, all,

Christian Lohmaier schrieb:
Hi *,

On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 11:39 PM, Jean Hollis Weber<>  wrote:
Do we have a preferred abbreviation for LibreOffice? LibO, LO, or
something else? I see the installation filenames use LibO.

There's a slight preference towards LibO in semi-official stuff, but
on IRC LO is used as well

I recall a vigorous discussion on this topic last year, but I haven't
been paying close attention since then.

What I got as final state (with a posting by Italo, IIRC) was:
Even if LibO is a good abbreviation (probably better than LO), in should be avoided in public (= external) discussion, presentation and reference to LibreOffice as long as the brand has not been established in a way that (nearly) everybody knows our full name.

Perhaps in a couple of years LibO might be promoted, but for the moment any promotional effort should focus on "LibreOffice".

Best regards


PS: This doesn't mean that there is any official rule for internal discussion: If you call LibreOffice LibO, LO, LibrO or anything else on our mailing lists doesn't matter much, as long as the reader know what you talk about (wiki might be a bit differently, especially on pages with external visitors / potential or new contributors).

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