We apparently have an Impress export filter called Placeware:
According to Wikipedia this format belongs to a web conferencing product of the same name: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlaceWare
This was acquired in 2003 by Microsoft, renamed to Microsoft Office Live Meeting, then discontinued:
Maybe it is time to shave off an obsolete feature?
Could you please send an email to the dev mailing list in order to have some dev opinions instead?
Moving to NEEDINFO until we have a decision here...
I support the removal..
Looking at the code I don't think it exports anything useful anyway. Reducing the export formats in the UI with this removal is a much better "feature".
Tor Lillqvist committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#105809: Drop the PlaceWare export filter
It will be available in 5.4.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.