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"(...) how LibreOffice is by far the most actively developed successor to
the project."

I think successor is a very strong word to refer to someone who still has:
*6 October 2021:*
Announcing Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11
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Filipe Gomes Morgado *is using:*

On Mon, 29 Nov 2021 at 16:02, Nigel Verity <> wrote:

A feature table is great for providing an "at a glance" list of what LO
does that MS Office doesn't. It has the unfortunate side-effect, though, of
providing a list of features for MS to build into the requirements for
their next version of Office, thereby nullifying that difference.

There are other aspects which are less easy for MS to plagiarise, however.
Try contacting Microsoft to ask for a new feature to be implemented and see
how far you get either (a) contacting the person who makes such decisions
or (b) succeeding in having your request actioned. Compare that with LO
where, in principle at least, you could implement that feature yourself, or
canvas other users for support to get it implemented. That user
responsiveness is something that MS are structurally incapable of


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From: Mike Saunders <>
Sent: 29 November 2021 15:42
To: Marketing list <>
Subject: [libreoffice-marketing] Ideas wanted for "How we're different"
part of new LibreOffice website

Hi everyone,

The website team is working on a new design (see the website list for
details). One of the planned features on the front page is a "How we're
different" table, providing a quick comparison with other projects:;data=04%7C01%7C%7C467dc0bebd2548f04f0008d9b34ef1d6%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637737973904436344%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&amp;sdata=JOEGywdC0FHbfaKysp%2FS2iMeyg1XbFPJThg2Z9dzUVM%3D&amp;reserved=0

This could be an opportunity to show some things that LibreOffice can
do, that eg MS Office can't, or how LibreOffice is by far the most
actively developed successor to the project.

What do you think -- what should go in there?

Mike Saunders, Marketing and Community Coordinator
The Document Foundation

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