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On Sun, 2011-05-08 at 01:59 +0200, Bernhard Dippold wrote:
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).

Thanks, Bernhard.

I'd like to use an abbreviation in the URL for the Documentation Team's
blog. The blog's *title* would be something like "LibreOffice
Documentation Team blog" but the URL might be something like
"". If this is a problem, then spelling it out as
"" or
"" would work too. I prefer shorter URLs,
but since most people get to blogs by clicking a link, not typing in the
URL, I suppose it doesn't really matter.

In documentation, on the wiki, and in other promotional items, I always
spell out "LibreOffice" in full, for exactly the reason you mention.
Except when I forget... ;-)


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