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On 11/29/21 10:00, 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 submitting a bug report to Microsoft. They want you to pay like
(US)$40 for the privilege. Contrast this with LO and other free software
projects, where one can log into a bug tracker, submit the report, and
hear back from the developers without even touching one's wallet or
keying in a credit card number.

Yes, someone has to pay for development but simply submitting a bug
report shouldn't cost money on top of what one paid for the
(proprietary) software, which in theory is being sold/licensed per
"seat" primarily to cover the cost of support.

In theory, yes, MS can plagiarize the bug tracker model LO uses.
Honestly, given it's already quite tedious and odious to deal with bugs
in MS software, I wish they would.

Shawn K. Quinn <>

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