Hi -

Awesome. These are the kinds of questions that should energize the project. 
Base is a problem, but there are many Java bridges that can be plugged if we 
open up the configuration.


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On Sep 2, 2016, at 11:40 AM, Phillip Rhodes <motley.crue....@gmail.com> wrote:

>> If you excuse the comment from an outsider, I suggest the question you
>> need to answer is: What can Apache OpenOffice offer that related
>> projects like LibreOffice cannot?
> That's a good question.  The one obvious thing, which matters to some
> people, but not others, is "be licensed under the ALv2".
> From a feature standpoint, I don't think there is anything we can do that
> somebody else couldn't do - in principle.   However, different projects can
> evolve in different directions based on the choices made by the
> developers.  What I'd like to see AOO do a bit (and I hope to help with
> some of this) is to develop tighter integration with the "big data" world,
> which largely revolves around the ASF anyway.  This obviously applies
> mainly to Calc.  But there, I'd like to see easier and more direct ways to
> share data between Calc and, say, a Spark cluster, or Impala, etc.   I'd
> also like to see more in the way of accessing external API's and using 3rd
> party languages like R.  Integration with Arrow is something that could be
> interesting.   And something that was talked about a while back, but I
> think went largely unfulfilled, was the idea of adding more "social"
> integration into AOO.  I'd still like to see us do some things there.
> Now if any of that came to fruition, it's possible that other projects like
> LO might simply choose to integrate those features into their codebase
> (which they're welcome to do).  But maybe they'll decide their interests
> are elsewhere and choose not to.  Who knows?
> Phil

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