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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: /ignore troll [was: OpenOffice & LibreOffice]
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 01:34:29 GMT
On 6/5/2011 8:26 PM, Keith Curtis wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 6:12 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. <> wrote:
>> We are now >50 posts on this list into an individual who is not a
>> contributor to TDF/LO, and is here seeking publicity for his writing.
>> Let's remember please to not feed the trolls, and move on.
> I was only kidding about this being a promotional thing.

Well, at least only half kidding...

> I have made contributions to all of these codebases ;-)

If so, then I stand corrected, mea culpa.

> In my book, I talk for pages about the importance of the ODF standard.
> Did you know that OpenOffice is  already behind LibreOffice when it
> comes to ODF support? It has to do with footnote markers.

Which is apropos of...

Let's be clear, you have strong GPL opinions.  There are many forums for
that decades-old debate; this list not being one of them.  Oracle made
a choice.  Therefore Sam or another iPMC member or I will shut down each
thread that debates the merits of AL/GPL, these were already detailed
much better elsewhere and don't bear repeating.

I expect that an Apache OOo project will have a great deal of respect
for the TDF/LO community and results based on the past five days of very
respectful discussion.  If the converse happens, that's great too.  None
of this is particularly relevant to the question at hand; should the ASF
accept a podling proposal to the incubator with an AL code grant from
Oracle?  If your comments don't bear on this question, please hold them
for the dev@ list or take them elsewhere.

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