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Le dimanche 17 juin 2012 à 16:18 +0200, timofonic timofonic a écrit :
Obviously, AOSS has the obvious corporatocracy advantages of the big
ones. They will play with marketing tricks all the time, because big
corps are hypocrite and want to destroy Free Software in a parasite
way and consider non-bsd copyleft (GPL, LGPL...) as the enemy to
monopolies and they are really true.

I'm not sure  I'm agreeing with your statement, we have major
corporations backing The Document Foundation as well :-) As for the
licensing we believe that copyleft is better, and without "believing"
there is ample evidence that copyleft licensing worked very well to
attract new and existing developers to LibreOffice. That being said, I
also think no one has the only Truth out there.

So the best way of LibreOffice to fight is to show it's a lot better
project, able to satisfy a very wider audience that even may not be
commercially interesting for big corps. I say not just features, but
also getting it optimized to run on low end platforms (or old
computers) and others.

Another good thing is to make a code sharing alliance with other
copyleft office suites or word processors, specially in the matter of
file format support. This way, more people would collaborate on having
an *A LOT* better support of Microsoft Office file formats (for

LibreOffice competitors aren't just Microsoft Office, but AOO and
other office suites and word processors. So forces should be joined,
to make the free software office suite and word processing ecosystem

Well, keep in mind that AOO and LibreOffice both promote the ODF file
format and that because of this we are our should be happy
"co-opetitors" :-) I don't think there should be any sort of hatred
feelings towards AOO. It's important to know why AOO came into
existence, it's good to understand why they're doing what they're doing,
but besides that AOO is an existing open source project, with its
defects and its good sides . We -the community who went away from the
existing project because we knew that project was doomed,
and were right all along- know that what we did was the right thing, are
happy where we are, and our door is always open. Outside of that, people
are free to do whatever they want, esp. with software. 


Of course, guerrilla marketing is the best way. Worldwide meetings,
collaboration with NGOs, free LibreOffice courses...

On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 3:33 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P
<> wrote:

Is it true that AOO is not going to have the same numbering system for its
version, like LO is using?  I have seen "advertisements" for AOO in articles
that talk about AOO v4.  If they skip all of the 3's and go to the version
name "4", then it may look like LO is behind them, when it was LO who moved
far ahead of them in the past year.

Could there be a system setup where you collect email addresses to send out
a notice for the next release of LO, or maybe add some simple function where
if there is access to the Internet, it would look online for what version is
available and tell the user that there is a new version out for them to try?
 It could be performed once a week, bi-weekly, or monthly.  You would have
to have both a function as part of LO and a data file online that shows
which version are currently in final release.

For those of you that use the latest version of Linux, I hope your
repositories will reflect the newest LO version within a month of the
release.  I still use Ubuntu 10.04 on most of my systems, so its repository
still used the old OOo 3.x as its default office package.  I do have a
Ubuntu 12.04/MATE install on a laptop, but I do not use it often.

On 06/17/2012 07:49 AM, Charles-H. Schulz wrote:


The brand name and the automatic upda notification do help, obviously.


Le 17 juin 2012 11:05, "Marc Paré"<>  a écrit :

FYI (for those who are interested) -- From the latest SourceForge

"Fastest Growing Projects
Each month I get a report of the fastest growing projects for the month.
Often, they contain an equal mix of familiar and new. This usually means
that the familiar projects have pushed out a new release, and that the
projects have been discovered by a new audience.

This month, these are the top ten growth projects:

Apache OpenOffice: A wonderful multiplatform and multilingual office

KeePass Password Safe: KeePass - A free open source password manager.

aMSN: MSN compatible messenger application. ..."



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