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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: (was Re: Ooo blog)
Date Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:39:09 GMT
On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 9:16 AM, Andre Schnabel <> wrote:
> Hi,
>> Von: Javier Sola <>
>> This product competes with another one whose main disadvantage is not
>> having the name, and who is already producing working
>> software, more advanced that this project at this time, and getting the
>> favor of some distributions.
> So - if the Apache project does not want to use the brand "",
> maybe ask Oracle to hand it over to TDF instead.

Do you know, was ever considered as a name?  If not,
why not?  Did the portion of the OOo community that left for LO not
believe that symbolism of ".org" was useful for branding?

>From a branding perspective you did have the opportunity to start
fresh, but you did not go with a ".org" name.


> Ok, just joking - I would not expect this to happen.
> But anyway - everyone who would say "no" to the idea above, just have a
> moment and think about why you would say "no". And then think about why
> you should not change the brand.
> regards,
> André

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