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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: 2015 -- Our 30th Anniversary
Date Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:13:34 GMT


On 11/24/2014 11:00 AM, Louis Suárez-Potts wrote:
> Let's imagine a roller coaster.
> 
> But I would also ask then the group at OX (Ye Olde Hamburg contingent), as
> well as others in LO, say, to join in. This quarter century chunk is
> *serious* time. It's not a trivial expanse of forget me nots trod under
> history's sneakers.
> 
> It's time that's been spent making a product that's proven resilient and
> powerful and it its making included a huge number of people, not all of
> whom are here listening but all the same are there using.
> 
> louis

You are SO right! Regardless of a 30th or 25th anniversary, it is not
inconsequential.

So what are your thoughts on appropriate activities for this occasion?


> 
> On 24 November 2014 at 13:01, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 11:48 PM, Roberto Galoppini <
>> roberto.galoppini@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> 2014-11-23 21:55 GMT+01:00 Louis Suárez-Potts <luispo@gmail.com>:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On 2014-11 -23, at 12:58, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 7:41 AM, Rob Weir <rob@robweir.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Those who know the history know that Apache OpenOffice is the
>>>>>> continuation of the OpenOffice.org project, which itself came from
a
>>>>>> proprietary suite developed in Germany called StarOffice, which
>> itself
>>>>>> started as StarWriter, an application written in 1985 by Marco
>> Börries
>>>>>> .
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So next year, in 2015, will be our 30th anniversary.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Any ideas what we might do?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> For example, does anyone still have a Zilog Z80 (or an emulator)
>> that
>>>>>> can run the original StarWriter?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> It looks like some emulators here:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.z80.info/z80emu.htm#EMU_CPU_W32
>>>>>>
>>>>>> It might be interesting to show the history of Writer, from release
>> to
>>>>>> release, via a set of screen shots (or a movie) showing the
>> evolution
>>>>>> of the UI.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Rob
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Can we reach a consensus on whether 2015 should be a 25 yr or 30 yr
>>>>> anniversary? It would be great to get some graphic types involved
>> soon
>>> in
>>>>> creating an appropriate logo for the websites to put up in 2015.
>>>>
>>>> Why do we need a certain date to enable good graphics? Note, I’m a
>>>> historian. That means that I distrust any claim to date certainty and
>>>> believe, rather, that we can trace backwards the emergence of
>> modalities
>>> of
>>>> living which in the present lay claim to having been birthed at
>>> particular
>>>> moments, though in historical narrative that was only when they were
>>>> revealed to be as such.
>>>>
>>>> Hence, a graph(ic) would do nicely, no? Not a cake but a chart?
>>>
>>
>> I wasn't actually thinking of a cake but maybe a fun modification to the
>> round logo for a year -- encircled with silver (25th anniversary?) or the
>> like.
>>
>>
>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Would be cool to do something like this: http://historyofbitcoin.org/
>>>
>>
>> Yes, it would, and I think we have this timeline somewhere...I'll try to
>> locate it.
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Roberto
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Despite the fact that 1985 was the release of a text based StarWriter
>>>>> rather than graphical, I, personally am good with this date.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>> MzK
>>>>>
>>>>> "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth
>>>>> to a dancing star."
>>>>>                                 -- Friedrich Nietzsche
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> MzK
>>
>> "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth
>>  to a dancing star."
>>                                  -- Friedrich Nietzsche
>>
> 

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MzK

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 to a dancing star."
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