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Reverting Gravity - Lessons for LibreOffice adoption

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Presentation and the LibreOffice Conference in Berlin, Germany about issues that hold back LibreOffice adoption or endanger its lasting success by creating a momentum for re-migration to Microsoft …

Presentation and the LibreOffice Conference in Berlin, Germany about issues that hold back LibreOffice adoption or endanger its lasting success by creating a momentum for re-migration to Microsoft Office on Windows.


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  • 1. Reverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEOIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt Lessons for LibreOffice adoption Georg Greve, CEO 18. October 2012
  • 2. Introduction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GravitationReverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEOIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt “Gravitation, or gravity, is a natural phenomenon by which physical bodies attract each other with a force proportional to their masses.“
  • 3. Introduction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum gravityReverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEOIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt “If the theory of quantum gravity also achieves a grand unification of the other known interactions, it is referred to as a theory of everything (TOE).“
  • 4. Introduction Information Technology is SimplerReverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEOIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt Platform Format = Network Effect Bundling Size
  • 5. Platform “Playing a game of gravity against god”Reverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEO Remember ECMA 234?IntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt
  • 6. Platform But isn’t the desktop dead?Reverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEOIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt
  • 7. Format The gravitational pull of dead treesReverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEOIntroductionPlatformFormat Layman’s understanding:Bundling OOXML compliance?Size MS-Office application behaviour.ConclusionKontakt
  • 8. Format Result: A rigged raceReverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEOIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt
  • 9. Format ODF is still where it’s atReverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEOIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt
  • 10. Bundling One major roadblock to LibreOffice adoption on WindowsReverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEOIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt
  • 11. Displacing Outlook RequirementsReverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEO Must consider Client and ServerIntroductionPlatform ServerFormat Including mobile & webBundlingSize ClientConclusion Windows, Mac OS, LinuxKontakt ideally also mobile Solution based on Open Standards must not be Outlook centric Add options for LibreOffice?
  • 12. Displacing Outlook Mission possible: ServerReverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEOIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt
  • 13. Displacing Outlook Mission possible: ClientReverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEOIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt
  • 14. There is more SharepointReverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEOIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt ...and no answer yet.
  • 15. Size The moment we stop pushing...Reverting GravityGeorg Greve, CEOIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt The answer is collaboration.
  • 16. Conclusion An invitation to work togetherReverting Gravity Three boosters:Georg Greve, CEO Office, Groupware, BrowserIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusionKontakt Technology & Politics
  • 17. More InformationReverting Gravity Try KolabGeorg Greve, CEO http://kolabsys.com/tryIntroductionPlatformFormatBundlingSizeConclusion Kolab CommunityKontakt http://kolab.org Kolab Systems AG http://kolabsys.com