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Hi Simos,

Am 2013-01-25 16:34, schrieb Simos Xenitellis:
On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 6:14 PM,  <> wrote:
Hi Simos,

Am 2013-01-25 16:07, schrieb Simos Xenitellis:

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 5:59 PM,  <> wrote:

Hi Simos,
yes, you are right!
But, is past.
The projects name now is Apache OpenOffice.

With the "abbreviation" OpenOffice I refer to the former
to Apache OpenOffice.
I hope you will accept this abbreviation.

If you are doing academic work, you should use the proper names.
The reason that 'OpenOffice' was not selected ten years ago was
because some other company in Europe had already registered the name

Not entirely correct.
It was an american enterprise that has grabed the rights for this name. is now in the hands of Oracle and that will not spit it out.

The trademark for "OpenOffice" belongs to some other company, not
related to any of these. Whoever has the trademark for "OpenOffice",
had that trademark well before the year 2000 (when ""
was trademarked).
The trademark to "" is probably with Oracle, but it is
not in use as it refers to the old defunct project.

If you use "OpenOffice" for these office suites, then you are using an
informal term.
Most likely it will not look good in your Master thesis to have an
informal term. But then that is up to you and your school.

Of course I will not use this informal name in my Master Thesis.
I just had used it for abbreviation.
But if this will cause so much trouble I will use the correct terms in future.




Am 2013-01-25 15:52, schrieb Simos Xenitellis:

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 5:18 PM,  <> wrote:

Hi all,
my name is Veit.
I had studied Free Software at Free Technology Academy (
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (
Now, after I had finished all my courses, I will write my Master
This will be a case study about the office suites OpenOffice and

There used to be a project '' which is now defunct.
Out of that project, we now have 'LibreOffice' and 'Apache
OpenOffice', and possibly others.

Sadly, does not reflect this situation.
Sorry for hijacking.


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