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I really just got a little laugh (not following the thread generally) but:

Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote on 8/8/2014 9:59 AM:

Everything really depends on you neighbors' needs, and wants.  You need
to discuss with them what they want our of the software packages you
install for them.

Not my neighbors! They want to be able to open DOC files, write letters,
maybe do a simple spreadsheet. So compatibility with MSO files is

Software should be transparent.

Having "software should be transparent" next to "be able to open DOC files"
(doc of course being closed source proprietary software for years
controlled by a company who is anything but transparent) reads a bit
comical :)

Again - not following the thread generally and purposely am avoiding
further comment. Just got a little kick out of this particular email :) Not
that I disagree that interoperability is super important - I'd say equally
important is convincing our neighbors that there are alternatives that are
indeed transparent, functional, and easy to use (odf of course).



*Joel Madero*
LibreOffice QA Volunteer

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