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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS]+[VOTE] Trademark and Branding
Date Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:18:49 GMT
On 11/10/11 6:12 AM, Donald Harbison wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 8:14 PM, Pedro Giffuni<>  wrote:
>> Hello;
>> An important question. The vote is for choosing the
>> product name, can the project name be different?
> The vote is for the product name, if you wish to begin a [DISCUSSON] about
> the project name, is your choice. Be aware that we began the podling as
> described here:
> To make this clear: I would think it practical to
>> keep option (a) for the product, but option (b)
>> for the project.
> Please cast your vote for the product only. That is the ballot.

i think it is important to know the possibilities later for a project name.

If we vote for a) and later on the project name would be the same and 
the project Url would be Then i would say a 
bad choice.

And thinking more about the visibility of the product name in various 
places on a desktop. I would really like to keep as it 
was in the past because of the well known brand awareness.

So my question is where should the new product name be used all about? 
Only on the intro screen, in the help system, in all written docu where 
we use the product name. Or also as name for the install directory, menu 
entries etc.

I never liked the .org but have conditioned my brain to use it over the 
past 14 years. Many people don't say but OpenOffice, 
means it is more often used when you reference the product somewhere in 
written form.


>> Just wondering if there will be a second vote for
>> the project name.
>> regards,
>> Pedro.
>> --- On Wed, 11/9/11, Donald Harbison<>  wrote:
>>> We've had a lengthy discussion on
>>> ooo-marketing regarding trademark and
>>> branding considerations and options. It's time we moved
>>> forward and made a
>>> decision in order to expedite the ongoing migration of the
>>> web site and to
>>> remove one more obstacle from the dev team.
>>> We want to preserve and protect the historic
>>> trademark. The
>>> choice of an Apache name and new trademark will not impact
>>> the historic
>>> mark as granted to the Apache Software Foundation for
>>> stewardship.
>>> Since this is a major decision we felt it important to
>>> bring it back to
>>> ooo-dev for final discussion then vote. We have the choices
>>> presented on
>>> the wiki[1] for your reference.
>>> [1]**confluence/display/OOOUSERS/**
>>> Branding+Planning<

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