By italovignoli On 14 March 2012 In FOSS
In this case, a few words tell a lot more than a thousand pictures…
Well… I don’t think that LibreOffice would be the best option. To be honest I would point people to Microsoft Office. It has less bugs, it has full support and every time you buy it you help the economy and the many professional developers behind it that feed their families.
If people can’t afford that and/or you mean strictly an OpenOffice replacement… end users would by happy with Lotus Symphony which is free (no FreeBSD port yet though).
Pedro Giffuni, Apache OOi & FreeBSD Committer
Is Giffuni’s statement perfidious or idiotic? I would say: both, if this is possible … A free software committer making publicity for MS Office is like an angel saying the heaven was not the best place to be because it rains there sometimes, and therefore the hell was a much more desirable place.
It clearly shows that Pedro is sympathetic to proprietary commercial developers as opposed to FLOSS developers. There is nothing wrong with that mindset except that we don’t normally expect to find too many folks like that in the FLOSS world. I’m not sure if we should consider this to be a common mindset among all Apache projects. I don’t know enough Apache committers to draw any conclusion.
Come on, pretending not to recognize this as irony is silly.