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From Max Merbald <max.merb...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: Wrongful information on the Wikipedia
Date Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:03:11 GMT
I changed it back. Who is this David Gerard person who obviously wants 
to damage OpenOffice?



Am 14.09.2015 um 16:48 schrieb Donald Whytock:
> There was a minor skirmish last week over it.  Looks like there'll be one
> this week too...someone changed it to "moribund".
>
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 6:54 PM, Phillip Rhodes <motley.crue.fan@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Sorry, I missed the infobox when I looked at the page.  You're right,
>> having "Dormant" there is flat out wrong and very misleading.
>>
>> I changed it to "Active" just now and added a ref pointer to the 4.1.2
>> release schedule that Andrea just provided.  I just hope there aren't
>> certain parties with a vested interest in denigrating AOO sitting around
>> planning to start a revert war over this.   :-(
>>
>>
>> Phil
>>
>>
>> This message optimized for indexing by NSA PRISM
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 10:08 AM, Max Merbald <max.merbald@gmx.de> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Phil,
>>>
>>> what I meant was the infobox at the top right. In that box it says that
>>> AOO is dormat, which is not correct and which is not in the citations.
>> The
>>> presence of a citation does not necessry mean that the claimed info is in
>>> the citation. If people read on the Wikipedia that AOO is "dormant"
>> they'll
>>> start looking for different office software.
>>>
>>> Max
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Am 03.09.2015 um 23:12 schrieb Phillip Rhodes:
>>>
>>>> I just looked at the Wikipedia page and don't see anything that's -
>>>> strictly speaking - incorrect, or lacking citations.  IOW, I don't see
>> any
>>>> supportable rationale for removing anything that's there, although one
>>>> could question the motives of whoever made it a point to call out some
>>>> concerns about lack of activity in the first paragaph of the article.
>>>> Nonetheless, I think any attempt to modify that will face opposition.
>>>>
>>>> In a related vein, The Guardian recently ran this article titled
>> "Should I
>>>> Switch From Apache OpenOffice to LibreOffice or Microsoft Office".
>>>>
>>>>
>> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2015/sep/03/switch-openoffice-libreoffice-or-microsoft-office
>>>> I don't know if there's any easy way to counter this narrative that's
>>>> spreading through the press, about AOO being dead/dormant/whatever, or
>> how
>>>> LO is clearly "the winner", but it's definitely unfortunate to see this
>>>> kind of stuff spread around so widely.  :-(
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Phil
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> This message optimized for indexing by NSA PRISM
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 4:55 PM, Louis Suárez-Potts <luispo@gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi Max,
>>>>> On 03 Sep 15, at 16:31, Max Merbald <max.merbald@gmx.de> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi there,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> the Engish Wikipedia claims that AOO is dormant. I can't see where
>> they
>>>>> have the information from. The sources they use don't say so. I think
>>>>> it's
>>>>> definitely bad for OpenOffice when people think no more is done about
>> it.
>>>>> The problem is also that LibreOffice has just published its version 5.0
>>>>> and
>>>>> is getting ahead of us.
>>>>>
>>>>> thanks for the alert.
>>>>>
>>>>> Wikipedia is composed by a crowd of editors, and you can change the
>> entry
>>>>> to reflect the facts.
>>>>>
>>>>> So can anyone on this list. Becoming an editor at Wikipedia is not
>>>>> arduous.
>>>>>
>>>>> Louis
>>>>>
>>>>>> Max
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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