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On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Wayne Borean <> wrote:

I think he's currently second richest, I can't remember his name, but
there's a guy in Mexico who owns a telecom company who is currently richer.
Of course at that level, what's a billion or two?

On this note, I think we went well off-topic on the discussion.

The next steps are critical for LibreOffice and the Document Foundation.
Specifically, what's to happen with the (currently) Oracle employees
that work on OpenOffice?
Many of them are experienced OOo programmers. Will they be picked up
by someone to continue working on LibreOffice or [OpenOffice]?
Is Oracle talking to the Document Foundation to wrap up the hand-over
of OpenOffice?

As a community we should be ready for the outcome of these discussions
and contribute where we can.


On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 6:43 AM, Glenn <> wrote:


True, I don't know all the the details of MS's financials.  But I do know
Bill Gates is probably the richest man in the world and it's all due to MS.
I guess that's where my bias comes in.

Also, MS might be in a better financial position if they weren't so
Hence OpenOffice, LibreOffice and NeoOffice.

Let MS die.  They missed the boat and the market through arrogance.
Let them die by their own sword.

P.S.  I see we have similar credentials from the same time period.

On 4/16/11 9:46 PM, Wayne Borean wrote:


I learned programming on an IBM mainframe using Punch Cards, my start in
industry predates Microsoft's founding. I can remember the switch from
to DOS 1.0. So yes, I know exactly what Microsoft did to the industry, and
how they did it. I've actually read many of the legal filings from the
anti-trust case.

I also know their financial limits which you don't.


On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 9:05 PM, Glenn<>  wrote:

 Hey GPD.

Were you born yesterday?  You seem to have no idea of the brutality MS
applied in the '80's and the following 2 decades against users.

You don't have any overall computer savvy as far as I can tell;
you don't even know iMAC.

The SEC stuff is a financial-gain ruse to rob users.

Do some research and include all users.

Educate yourself before making pronouncements.

Thank you.


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