Not an easy needle to thread.
I can see myself not being able to pay for the Enterprise product, but wanting it, and having the core part available to fork and extend.
It's a noble way to guarantee a good management and funding, but it's still rings different to how Open source feels. I don't know how to explain it, really. I'd say the one project that rings somewhat true to that spirit in my mind would be PostgreSQL.
That being said, I will always use and support LibreOffice and their descendants, should they exist in the future.
There is for enterprise, but at that point why not either purchase support from the authorized companies or join them
It is indeed blurry on this particular matter.
> It is routinely the case that I meet organizations that have deployed free LibreOffice without long term support
and that people didn't even buy support from Microsoft
> Microsoft gives poor to non-existent support to the majority of users so ~no-one expects to buy it
So why would they now suddenly pay for a product where (I think, not an expert) the only proposed differentiation is support and calling it 'Enterprise'?
I'm probably just not the target market. One way or another I bought and owned MS Office from about 1993 through 2008-9 but I haven't touched it since really have no need. Nearly everything I write is for online consumption. LibreOffice nor MS Office do this well. Using either to generate PDFs is also horrible. Unlike HTML, PDFs don't reflow for my phone, tablet, etc..
I'm sure others will disagree but it just feels like it's about time for these products to die. Maybe the spreadsheet can say around for but me, if I can't let other people edit together live what's the point? In fact I'd think all the work from home from Covid should make this abundantly clear that both MS Office and LibreOffice are like BBS software from the early 90s
I'm sure it's not easy coming up with something like this with few devs, but I hate to see it flounder when so many office tools are subscription-based now without much of a choice (maybe you could pick up a coveted CD-ROM with a license intact)
Lol I don't think Stallman would describe himself that way!
Now even less people will use it due to fear of being extorted by some lawyers.
(It also suggests that the proposal has a single author, but doesn't say who it is. Is it Michael Meeks?)
> Encourage project members to be on LinkedIn
Yes, this is how I imagine any enterprise would act. Also, they need an ukulele music.
Edit: it already is. Not sure it is by them, whois doesn't give any information.