Hi (Formats supported by LibreOffice).

Regis Perdreau regis.perdreau at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 07:56:05 UTC 2022


Sorry, in Europe, we like to lose money, that's what our governments do
every day, top management always provides examples ;-)

>From your USA window, i think your vision is not as wide as you expect.
Some European states use it, french ministries, numerous big
cities...although they do not claim it at every street corner.

Régis Perdreau

Le mer. 23 mars 2022 à 08:43, A <amit.general.misc at gmail.com> a écrit :

> On Wed, 23 Mar 2022 at 13:06, Mike Kaganski <mikekaganski at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On 23.03.2022 10:31, A wrote:
>> > Why is LO focussing on both MS formats and ODF?
>> >
>> > By focusing on both formats, it is not producing very good software in
>> > either of these.
>> >
>> > It should focus on only one format so that it can do a much better job.
>> >
>> > I am saying all this because LO is run by volunteers and it is not
>> > getting much resources and money from outside.
>> >
>> > So, whatever limited resources it has, it should use that optimally to
>> > produce one "very good" product.
>> This implies that the volunteers (and contributors in general) all
>> should be *guided* in what they focus on. So the project should be
>> totally controlled from some central place, and everyone must either
>> work on what is "permitted", or not work at all.
>> This is not how the project works. If (say) *I* need MS compatibility
>> improved (just imagining; I actually care about both), I will work on
>> that, and my work will be included in the software for the benefit of
>> others, regardless if others think that ODF is their priority. My work
>> doesn't prevent others to improve ODF support. But if others tell me "do
>> not work on OOXML compatibility, but focus on ODF", my manpower will not
>> be re-directed - I will just leave.
> What LO people fail to realize is that LO is not very popular and it will
> not be and their efforts are going to waste.
> No big organizations/governments are using LO.
> I used to use LO and I sent a document which I wrote using LO but the
> recipient said that he could not open it.
> Then I bought MS Office and sent the document (which I wrote in MS Office)
> and he was able to open it.
> So, I ended up buying MS Office.
> In my opinion, LO is a wasted effort if it does not focus on only one
> thing.
> Some people will leave if LO focuses on only one thing but then other
> people will join.
> I will contribute to LO if LO focuses only on MS Office formats because I
> want people to save money.
> Amit
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