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Le 2020-10-13 à 14 h 48, Nigel Verity a écrit :
Hi Mike

Although I cannot think of a suitable alternative I have slight reservations about the use of the 
term "community". It may be just a British thing but in the UK the term is slightly nuanced to 
mean "good but not the very best", e.g The community hall is often the venue for amateur 
entertainment, run by a panel of well-intentioned but usually inexperienced untrained volunteers.

With that background I feel that to many ears the "community edition" of LibreOffice may be 
judged to be a slightly inferior version - a bit like the difference between MS Office Home 
Edition and MS Office Professional.



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Hi Nige,

However, if you Google-search on the terms "Community Edition", you will
find an abundance of opensource "Community Editions" out there, some of
which are large projects. If this particular label is adopted, the
TDF/LibreOffice should be clear on defining the meaning of the terms of
"LibreOffice Community Edition". Clear messaging is important on large
projects as many different cultures are served and different combination
of terms may or may not bring on multiple connotations. So, the
TDF/LibreOffice should be clear in stating its reasons for adopting any
labels, product names etc. on the LibreOffice and TDF websites.

BTW ... I like your signature! Great!



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