LibreOffice and OpenOffice clash over user numbers (OStatic)
[Development] Posted Nov 3, 2012 0:30 UTC (Sat) by n8willis
Susan Linton at OStatic reports on both sides of a dispute between LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice project members over LibreOffice's download numbers. Rob Weir of OpenOffice challenged the LibreOffice statistics as "puffery" earlier in the week, claiming higher download rates for OpenOffice. Italo Vignoli of LibreOffice responded to the charge with a list of large organizations that have switched to LibreOffice, suggesting Weir was "scared by their success" — which, in turn, prompted another round of replies from each corner. Inter-project rivalries aside, the debate highlights the persistent difficulty of enumerating open source users. Who said statistics were boring?
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