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On 04/16/2011 02:58 PM, Marc Paré wrote:
Le 2011-04-16 12:06, drew a écrit :
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.



IMO I would not be surprised if there was something else behind all of this. It is not often you see a company abandon a piece of software with an estimated 100 million users.

On the other hand we should follow Oracle's official pronouncement on moving OpenOffice to a community based project with a press release or our own, detailing our LibreOffice community based project, how we got to this point and how we hope that Oracle opt to redirect all future endeavours to the LibreOffice project. We should also see if Oracle would not mind passing on the OpenOffice trademark to the TDF where it rightfully belongs. TDF should be prepared to constantly offer to negotiate the return of the OpenOffice trademark back to where it belongs.

This would make it obvious to anyone that the TDF still considers the OpenOffice trademark part of our open source community and that it should not be put out on the auction block.



Press Release - always a good thing to let the press know that there is a new player in the market that is better than the original market leader.

The press seems to like LibreOffice already. Have the fact that Oracle is no longer supporting their open-source software, they bought from Sun, makes a good case for LibreOffice. We can imply that Oracle lost the market to LibreOffice so they are dropping out of supporting their software in that market.

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