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Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Starting something like LibreCon


Hi :)

I think we are right to keep offering both help and shared resources to
OpenOffice. By co-operating with each other we can achieve more and faster
since we both share a common competitor that dominates the market. Winning
users from each other is small-fry compared with the user-base we could win from
our common competition. Oracle do occasionally reject our help but they need us
more than we need them. Eventually they might start accepting our help so lets
not give up offering.

Regards from
Tom :)





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From: drew <drew@baseanswers.com>
To: marketing@libreoffice.org
Sent: Mon, 14 February, 2011 11:13:06
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Starting something like LibreCon

On Mon, 2011-02-14 at 09:38 +0100, Volker Merschmann wrote:
> Hi Tobias,
>
> 2011/2/14 public sector <public@openserv.eu>:
> > in my eyes the development of the projects OOo and LO hasn't much split yet
> > and so why aren't we using (if possible) the OOoCon for as a platform for
> > presentation and knowledge transfer. We are a fork but I don't think we are
> > enemies. We also have to think of the costumers the most part of the
> > presentations might be interesting for both LO and OOo Users.
> >
> Nice idea, but did you read on the german lists about the
> participation at CeBit-Fair?
> OOo had been offered to have a shared booth with TDF/LO, but they
> denied because developers from Oracle would not have been able
> (=allowed) to be present there.
> So no way for that.

Of course, they (Oracle) knows what you are trying to do, and they are
rightly (correctly) not going to give it to you.

We, made our choice and choices have consequences - so get over it, and
get on with it.

My opinion.

Drew


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