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FSF ‘Free’ Extensions Library will Confuse OOO Community?

Jessica Thornsby

Native-language confederation lead passes comment on Free Software Foundation’s plans for a new extensions library for OpenOffice.org.

Lead of the native-language confederation of OpenOffice.org,
Charles-H. Schulz has posted a response to the Free Software Foundation’s plan
to oversee the creation of a
library of OpenOffice.org extensions
, which will list only free
extensions.

“We believe passionately that FOSS delivers better software –
including extensions, but that users must be free to make the
comparison and reach their own conclusion,” writes Schulz. “It is a
fact that the vast majority of our users currently run
OpenOffice.org on a proprietary operating system, alongside other
proprietary software. We respect their choice, and believe the best
way to influence them to change is by delivering high quality FOSS
software that meets their needs.”

Schulz states that an alternative extensions library will only
confuse users, and will ultimately damage their OpenOffice.org
experience. Schulz’s open reply can be read in full.

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