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 OpenOffice.org 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
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.