User talk:Gerald/Options for collaboration between Oracle OOo and TDF

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Given that the page is about options for collaboration between / Oracle and LibreOffice / DocumentFoundation this page is not misplaced at all. It is of major importance if anyone is concerned regarding the future of open source office suites. Please delete the flag "candidate for speedy deletion". Gerald

Then why do you feel the need to "sincerely apologize" on the Wiki page? --ccornell 09:20, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
I wrote "sincerely apologize", because I followed many of the discussions in the last weeks on several OOo mailing lists and also the IRC logs of the community council. These discussions indicate that one has to be very careful these days if one wants to write the words "LO" and "OOo" in the same sentence. I think that most of the very recent discussions are absolutely misleading and not beneficial for neither the users nor the developers (independently from the fact whether they are employed at Oracle or not). As an end user and "independent" observer, I see the points of both groups and I tried to stipulate a constructive discussion. But apparently (if you look at the edits of that linked wiki page), no one is interested in constructive discussions (or people just do not share my points). People more want to bark at each other. Well, that's a bit sad. In my opinion, the goal should be to deliver the best open source office suite which can take on MS Office in all aspects. The only winner from the current discussion will be Microsoft. It seems that Oracle has developers without much of a community and the DocumentFoundation has a community without many developers. I love to use OOo, but given the unclear future of it, I might consider KOffice and LyX/LateX for the further future. --Gerald 20:26, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
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