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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] What Would OpenOffice Retirement Involve? (long)
Date Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:29:29 GMT
Yes, I would assume that many existing people would leave.

But, as I mentioned, I would assume (hope) that many people
would join, and many of those would be from others in the
entire OO eco-system.

Your reply seems to suggest that with the current status of AOO,
maintaining an end-user focus is possible. Current evidence,
unfortunately, makes that somewhat questionable.

The current status-quo is untenable and unacceptable. Change
needs to happen. I suggested one route, nothing more, nothing

> On Sep 2, 2016, at 8:52 AM, RA Stehmann <> wrote:
> Am 02.09.2016 um 14:14 schrieb Jim Jagielski:
>> What is obvious is that the AOO project cannot support, at the present
>> time, being an end-user focused effort. I would suggest we focus on not
>> being one, but instead being a framework or library that can be consumed
>> by actual end-user implementations.
> If AOO is not an end-user focused project a lot of people will leave
> this community because they will be useless. People who are doing
> end-user support, who are doing end-user documentation and are doing
> what we call "marketing" etc.
> Also people, who build binaries are obsolet. Only coders will be needed
> and I don't know, whether all remained will stay under that conditions.
> I don't see a great difference between that way and a retirement.
> The first way might be the "Apache way", but it is definitely not the
> way for and of the OpenOffice community.
> Just my 2 cents.
> Kind regards
> Michael

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