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Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Awkward article.

On 10/31/2012 10:20 AM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
On 10/31/2012 09:44 AM, Italo Vignoli wrote:
Il 31/10/2012 14:19, Florian Monfort ha scritto:

Of course not. Rob Weir is our main enemy, and has always been such (you
can dig a little bit inside his blog). He represents IBM mood, and this
is just a proof that TDF and LibreOffice are more successful than Apache OO.

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I just do not like to see such an article. I rarely see such a strongly biased article/site. I will take an unaffiliated article writer's claims over this type of article.

You can tell this person is a rabid [marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea] with the AOO promotion and anti LO.

The problem does arise with his claims though. We need a good way to track numbers for NEW users.

how many of the people he claims to be AOO users are not a part of the Apache "system" of users/developers/etc. Apache is a big group and can promote its associated packages much better than LO can do. How many of the people who download AOO are still using it or have tried it to see what it is like.

The only think the article really brings to light is we need a better figure for the amount of current users.

How many downloads did 3.5.7 get? 3.6.2 get? Linux users are the hard part, as always. When you get LO from their repositories, instead of the LO download pages, it is hard to capture numbers from there.

I do wish there would be a good way to get the figures to "correct" that person's claims.

One thing this article did not state, which other non-affiliated one did, was that a lot of AOO's improvements came from LO's code and improvements. LO took the OOo code and really worked hard to make it much better and this AOO person may think that AOO did all the work themselves.

While I tend to promote LO to MSO users preferentially I do not disparage AOO, Calligra, or other alternatives because of my preferences. Actually, I would like to see 3 or 4 major FOSS alternatives to MSO widely used. Partly because even if the projects are closely related there will develop over time different emphases as they grow. Partly, there is no such thing as the perfect office suite, operating system, or any other software package just ones that suit my needs better than others.

Jay Lozier

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[libreoffice-marketing] Awkward article.Florian Monfort <florian.monfort@gmail.com>
Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Awkward article.Italo Vignoli <italo.vignoli@gmail.com>
Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Awkward article.webmaster-Kracked_P_P <webmaster@krackedpress.com>
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