OpenOffice Marketing Lead Leaves

Florian Effenberger Leaves OpenOffice.org

Jessica Thornsby

Florian Effenberger speaks out in support of The Document Foundation: “We now have exciting times again.”

Florian Effenberger has announced that he is leaving the OpenOffice.org project. He has
previously served as marketing project co-lead and marketing
project lead. He refers to his time on the project as “being part
in one of the largest open source projects worldwide.”

He speaks out in support of The Document Foundation and LibreOffice, calling
them an “important step and (a) major initiative,” which he is
proud to be involved in. Despite concerns over Oracle’s plans for
OpenOffice.org, their continued refusal to acknowledge The Document
Foundation and potentially a conflict of interests between Oracle
and The Document Foundation, Florian Effenberger is adamant that
the OpenOffice.org community are facing “a future even brighter
than the past has been.” Although, he advises the community to
think for themselves when it comes to deciding which side of the
fence they’re sitting on: “I will not make a recommendation on
which mailing lists you should subscribe to in the future, which
project you should join. Instead, I would like to quote something I
read on the German lists: Look at both, ask questions, be critical
when it is necessary, and decide for yourself.”

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