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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Blondie's Parallel Lines...
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2011 15:22:49 GMT

On Jun 2, 2011, at 11:16 AM, Charles-H. Schulz wrote:

> To answer Jim's email, I think that while OOo and LibreOffice don't have to
> be competitors, I would not necessarily want to decide why we should split
> development efforts. I 'm sure the Apache Foundation has experience in
> dealing with Free and Open Source Software projects but I don't think it
> make sense to to split communities and give a specific role to each of them.

All I'm saying is that we have options available to us, options
that up until a day or so ago, NO ONE in the OOo/LOo community
had. No one. So let's take some time to look at them and
discuss them ;)

> I do have a question though. To me it's unclear whether the Openoffice
> project has any real development ressources. I see so far one developer and
> Rob, who I know to be a distinguished engineer from IBM but who has never
> contributed code to OpenOffice, if I recall. I'm a bit surprised by this as
> TDF has now over 200 developers, paid and unpaid and I was under the
> impression that this number was not deemed to be enough by IBM.

The initial list has grown and I expect it to continue to; up
until it was announced, no one new about it, so it was kinda
impossible to get a more comprehensive list. Now that people
do know about it, people are signing on.
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