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From Max Merbald <>
Subject Re: future of OpenOffice
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:07:25 GMT

anything is possible if you want it. And if you really want it, a merger 
with LO is also possible.

The problem is that AOO is way behind. Even if you don't want to hear 
it: Too little has happened over the last several years. Ages ago we 
discussed what to do about version 5.0 - nothing about it has happened 
so far. LO has overtaken us by far. Sometime ago we discussed what to do 
about version 4.2 - and now we seem to be discussing version 4.1.4. That 
would only be a very minor step.

And no, you don't say EOD because the merger is, allegedly, not 
possible. You say EOD because it hurts you to acknowledge the 
shortcomings of the work on AOO and you want to put that behind you and 
to ltrundle on in the old slow speed.

And, @ Jörg, you might want to be more careful about the choice of your 
words. Just because someone says something you don't want to hear what 
they say is not necessarily bad propaganda or an attack. The way you 
react reminds me of Trump's tweets to criticism. And it is not the way 
to conduct an orderly discussion.


Am 11.01.2017 um 11:45 schrieb Matthias Seidel:
> Am 11.01.2017 um 11:43 schrieb RA Stehmann:
>> Am 11.01.2017 um 11:34 schrieb Nagy Ákos:
>>> The code is owned by comunity (1500+ individual people) not by TDF.
>>> Each developer own our part from code.
>>> And I don't think that majority from this people want to change the
>>> licence, because with LGPL+MPL the whole LO code need to be leave open,
>>> with apache licence the code can be closed, like IMB Symphony grab the
>>> OOo code, and close it.
>> So a merge with the ASF as suggested by Suhail Ansari is not possible.
>> That is a good reason for EOD.
>> Regards
>> Michael
> +1
> Regards, Matthias

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