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From jan iversen <>
Subject Re: being a newbie is sometimes difficult.
Date Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:07:44 GMT
Thanks andrea.

I got a very explaining mail from roy as well.

Just for your information the link to the page is and is also working. It is
not a Wiki so I cannot do anything about it.

Please understand, I just want to make sure that my time and effort it
contributing and not offending the AOO community.

Jan I.

On 14 October 2012 18:54, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:

> On 14/10/2012 jan iversen wrote:
>> I thought openOffice was openOffice, but now I have learned there is
>> something called LO and something (which I think is the real thing) called
>> AOO, is that the "old" before apache version, and AOO is the apache world
>> ?
> LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice (at the time called
> started at the end of 2010. On an unrelated story, OpenOffice was donated
> by Oracle, that was steering the development at that time, to the Apache
> Foundation in June 2011 (and this meant that, while the common name is
> still OpenOffice, the official name was changed from "" to
> "Apache OpenOffice" to reflect the new situation). The two projects are
> independent.
>  There is also a l10n.openoffice,org homepage which suggest that there is a
>> project team thinking along the same lines as I do, but it has not been
>> updated since august 2008...have I missed something or am I doing parallel
>> work ?
> Sure, write here where that page is and what must be done to fix it (those
> volunteers are not active any longer); if it is on the wiki, you can fix it
> yourself; if it is on the website, you can use the "Apache
> CMS bookmarklet" to propose changes to it (in that case, there's a video by
> Rob Weir on YouTube explaining how to use the CMS bookmarket; you should be
> able to find it).
>  What is the board doing, when I started working with open source long time
>> ago, it was all done in our spare time. Even when I worked with
>> apache/AXIS
>> it seemed quite simple, but all this voting etc....
> We are in a crucial moment for the OpenOffice project. When OpenOffice
> came to Apache, in June 2011, it was put, like all new projects, in the
> "Apache Incubator" and it's hopefully "graduating" in a few days. When this
> is done, we will have less paperwork and more development activity.
>  Ps. I am still working hard on the Localization document, and if the
>> compiler wasn´t playing with me I would be one step further.
> It's OK to ask about build issues on ooo-dev; that place is the primary
> development list, besides all the voting and other discussions that are
> currently ongoing.
> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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