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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice and the ASF
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2011 15:48:00 GMT
On Thu, 02 Jun 2011 12:39:12 +0200
Florian Effenberger <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I hope you don't mind if I jump in to the discussion.

Great to see you do so!  We (ASF) have a decision to make here,
and input from you (ODF and OOO folks) is exactly what we need.

However, I'm getting mixed signals here: your blog piece at
seems to welcome this prospective development,
while today's post gives a contrary impression.

My knowledge of the Office scene and split is minimal,
and I expect many Apache folks could say the same.
My best impression comes from Michael Meeks's talk at FOSDEM 
which came as no surprise and left me with the impression
that ODF's goals are broadly the same as ASF's:
an inclusive community of equals.

Hypothetically if this donation had happened before the
OOO/ODF split, can I assume that you would you have regarded it 
as a solution to the underlying problems and never have split?

Nick Kew

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