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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: being a newbie is sometimes difficult.
Date Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:17:21 GMT
On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 1:07 PM, jan iversen <> wrote:
> 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.

I wonder if it makes sense to redirect that outdated page to this one:


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