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From Sam Ruby <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice & LibreOffice
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 19:34:26 GMT
On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Simon Phipps <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 7:57 PM, Noel J. Bergman <> wrote:
>> Simon Phipps wrote:
>> > unless either the Apache project or the LibreOffice project do extremely
>> > substantial refactoring very fast, both projects will be using the same
>> > code for a long time. If we all do things right, this will be in the
>> > context of actual shared repositories.
>> That sounds like a fine scenario.  The ASF is good at providing Open Source
>> to be reused downstream.
>> And hopefully (from my perspective, at least) there will be refactoring, or
>> even rearchitecting/rewriting, to enable OOo to better participate in the
>> mobile/cloud arena, with that forming the basis for downstream builds.
> I agree on both counts. My sense continues to be that the best outcome would
> be close to my original proposal[1], although that got substantial push-back
> from some quarters.

I saw pushback from multiple sides.  From what I can see, that
push-back still exists.  Reminding people of this is not going to

> S.

- Sam Ruby

"A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a
little less than his share of the credit."

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