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On 04/16/2011 12:06 PM, drew wrote:
On Sat, 2011-04-16 at 17:46 +0200, Italo Vignoli wrote:
On 04/16/2011 04:17 PM, drew wrote:

Sorry double post - but if I'm not mistaken there where some stats
released recently - I think it was 1.5 million total downloads, I'd
forgotten about that in the last email.
Yes, the figure is very low,
Really - I don't consider that low.

Linux was the base, IMO, and that was won straight away. That group is
not going to give us a huge number of downloads as they tend to get it
via the distro's.

especially in Europe (exactly the opposite
from OOo). I suppose that the trend will change after the announcement
from Oracle. but the switch will be slow.
Oh, did Oracle say something interesting recently?

*chuckle*...oh you mean that little press release about it dropping
commercial support for OO.o and moving it to a community based project.

Interesting stuff for sure.


Missed that announcement. Well, next will be their dumping that product line completely. Maybe Oracle realized that missed the boat when the hesitated on whether or not they would continue with the OOo products. Now that LibreOffice is doing a better job of making an open-source office suite, they decided that it is a lost market.

The issue is what they will do with the "" name. I doubt that would want TDF to get the rights to it. I doubt that would give it away. I just hope they do not put it up for "sale to the highest bidder". Then MS might try to get it and then do some nasty thing. MSO would "try" to relicense OOo so groups could not use the code base of OOo without paying "bribe" monies to M$. They tried that with other packages they bought. Buy the software and then sue companies who had an agreement with the original company to use its software codes. MS now owns the code and MS takes anyone to court who uses it, even if they had legal right to do that from the original company. SO, I do hope MS do not get their hands on any part of OOo and its coding.

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