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On 31/01/2011 drew wrote:
On Mon, 2011-01-31 at 07:56 +0100, Stefan Weigel wrote:
For me, there is absolutely nothing against presenting support for
LibreOffice at sites that use branding.

I'd say I agree with Stefan's opinion here; but in general my point
would be that the rebranding will mean a significantly reduced
visibility in search engines (since all links will point to the old
site), with the effect of hiding the work of volunteers over years; so
while a rebranding could make sense in theory, I see some practical
problems with it (problems that did not apply for instance to
OOoAuthors: there the rebranding is welcome and does not damage users).

I can tell you with absolute certainty that some of the people
responsible for the decision to support Libo on OO.o project specific
sties are doing so out of the same feeling of inclusiveness they applied
when supporting Go-OO and NeoOffice. Further that during the discussion
to do so there was at no time an agreement in any way that Libo = OO.o

Yes Drew, and this is the cooperation spirit I see on the Italian forum
now; everyone gives support to everyone for the common parts, and
specificities are covered correctly and peacefully.

but there was and is the acceptance that the time will come when the two
products are not close enough to be supported on a single site.

This seems a rather forward-looking statement. When the time comes that
the shared codebase is really tiny I'll agree on this, but I don't see
it happening reasonably early (say, in 2011). Splitting a community that
is not split (i.e., making two sites out of one) would likely need to be
justified by a real difference in code.


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