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Hi :)
2 articles of interest covering topics we frequently discuss at length on this list.  These 
articles provide stats and links to reinforce many of the various points of view put forwards by 
many people here (even (or especially?) the ones i disagree with).  

75% (approx) of LO's devs are volunteers, around 12% are paid devs from various companies, for some 
weird reason 12% is attributed to OOo.  Apache OO have their own sliver.  Of the paid devs 50% are 
from SuSE.  (note to self to give openSuSE a test drive soon).  It would be interesting to see a 
similar doughnut from Apache

only around 12% of the current code is  untouched OOo code!!  Around 1/3rd of the cleaner, newer 
code has been provided by volunteers.  25% by SuSE employees and another 25% by RedHat employees.  
The remainder provided by an interesting list of companies of which i've only heard of Canonical 
and Apache (err and Codeweavers (oh and Intel of course)) but all seem to be 'quite' important.  

Two of the comments at the bottom of Italos post really kinda bug me
They seem to be trying to turn the debate into being about a single side-issue, some irrelevant 
person's personal agenda.  The response that refutes it just draws more attention to the single 
issue.  It would be great if future posts just ignored those and made positive statements about 
LibreOffice and TDF as a whole or addressed points raised in the article itself.  Such a positive 
and informative article deserves respect rather than a flame-war!

Actually looking around at many articles about LibreOffice i notice that quite a few are sidelined 
by blatant attempts to start flame-wars or comments that make it difficult to post links to the 
articles in family-friendly environments.  If only the comments were at all related to the 
articles, perhaps developing reasoned debate about the issues discussed!  With the 4.0.0 release i 
meant to go around and give supportive User Support to people that posted question about how to do 
this or that or fix something.  Mostly i planned to just give them links to AskLO, this mailing 
list and to the wiki or documentation on the official site.  
Regards from 
Tom :)  

From: Charles-H. Schulz <>
Sent: Monday, 22 July 2013, 9:38
Subject: [libreoffice-marketing] 2 news clippings of interest

Today we have Italo's pre-announcement of the 4.1 and a rather personal
one at that (which I can totally relate to):

And a TechRepublic article on LibreOffice Base, which is also good:

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