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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice in Fedora 19?
Date Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:16:19 GMT
On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 2:01 PM, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:

> Pavel Janík wrote:
>> Is it LO who is infringing on our trademark or is it Fedora who is
>> misusing our trademark for other project? Shouldn't we notify Fedora
>> people politely about this situation and let them (and help them!)
>> solve the issue first?
> This part of the thread is derailing a bit (nothing against Pavel, just
> picking one message). It started with Rob saying that IF "sudo yum install
>" installed something else than OpenOffice THEN he would
> have had trademark concerns. I answered that this is NOT the case in Fedora
> (others reported that other distributions do otherwise, but this is
> irrelevant to this thread, even though it's worth addressing in a separate
> discussion).
> I attended the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee chat yesterday. We
> can get back to them easily if we don't agree on aliases with the
> LibreOffice packagers. But for the time being the main issue is to be able
> to package OpenOffice.
> I already noted on the Fedora lists that, while the Committee doesn't want
> to reassign the "oowriter" alias since it must point to a default
> application (so to LibreOffice), the "" alias (which is
> identical, capitalization aside, to the "" trademark) was not
> discussed yesterday. But I hope we can get it sorted out together with the
> LibreOffice packagers for Fedora, and if it doesn't happen I'll raise the "
>" issue with the Committee.
> Again, packaging is the real issue now. Let's make OpenOffice for Fedora
> exist before we come to these issues. I'll continue the discussion in the
> other branch of this thread.

This sounds good! Looking forward to it! I don't use Fedora (currently) but
would surely like to see AOO included in their standard repository.

> Regards,
>   Andrea.


"A great deal of talent is lost to the world
      for want of a little courage."
                             -- Sydney Smith

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