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From Jürgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: German authorities want to improve AOO - LibO
Date Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:04:51 GMT
On 3/25/14 2:58 PM, Louis Suárez-Potts wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2014-03-25, at 04:22, Jürgen Schmidt <> wrote:
>> On 3/24/14 5:09 PM, Louis Suárez-Potts wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On 2014-03-24, at 06:18, Rainer Bielefeld <>
>>>> Hi,
>>>> is someone from Germany observing this?
>>>> <>
>>> I had a discussion on improving OO with the lead of the (mostly German) Open
Source Business Alliance, Peter G. Sounded great… but the emphasis for him was on LibreOffice.
>>> Not AOO.
>> I can't remember a person Peter G. but I participated in the workshop
>> (as reported last year) and helped with the spec and use cases. The
>> project in general is a very good idea and I hope that they get many
>> quotes from interested developers, companies, ...
>> Nevertheless is the spec not detailed enough from my perspective and I
>> have reported my feedback but it is not directly reflected. Only some
>> use-cases are dropped because no detail information was provided or it
>> is already implemented in AOO and can be consumed by LO (probably
>> already is consumed).
>> The first project was sub-optimal regarding the excat definition of how
>> the work have to be delivered. In the end the patches were at least
>> under ALv2 as well but we were not able to integrate them easy
>> (incomplete or not applicable) and not all patches are integrated. Keep
>> in mind that this work means man power and the work was already paid.
>> Even the implementation was not complete and we have done much more than
>> only tweaking the available patch.
>> Nevertheless have we worked on a better definition of how the work have
>> to be delivered in this new project to ensure that both AOO and LO
>> benefit from the improvements. Well LO benefits anyway from the work we
>> do for AOO but that is of course a different story.
>> Juergen
> As it happens, Peter Ganten just replied to my post to him of yesterday. He told me that
Matthias Stürmer is more relevant here. "Matthias is the speaker of the working 
> group "office interoperability" of the OSB Alliance," Peter wrote. I asked Peter to put
Matthias in contact with Juergen and informed Peter that we are discussing OSBA's interest
here on our dev@ list.
> I remain open to the possibilities. I'm perhaps more optimistic for longterm outcomes,
though do not dismiss this one at all, as this funded opportunity may lead to more substantial
ones later, or at least greater visibility of some of the rather useful advantages of having
open standards and open source developed locally (but with global effects).

maybe I was not clear enough, I am working already in this group and am
in contact with Mathias.


> -louis
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