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Hi :)
From the few chats i have had with exclusively Apache people i think they are quite happy for 
people to be in both communities.  I think the licensing of your work is different but that's 
about it.  Apparently Oracle got a bit stuffy about higher ranking people in 'their' community 
working here too but I think Apache are a lot more sensible.  'Our' licensing is CC by SA so that 
people can modify it and distribute it as widely as they like.  
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Thu, 3/11/11, Dan Lewis <> wrote:

From: Dan Lewis <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Re: Noise  Re: About fdo#40162 - Missing section in 
README_en-US installation instructions
Date: Thursday, 3 November, 2011, 18:30
On Thu, 2011-11-03 at 10:56 +0100,
Alexander Thurgood wrote:
Le 27/10/11 15:09, julien2412 a écrit :

Hi Julien,

Second point : do you know if there's a doc in
progress about Base for ?

There is/was a Getting Started with Base Guide in
English that I started
translating into French. I am about halfway through
that translation,
but stalled it when I encountered various problems
with Base at the
time, i.e. before people like you, Lionel and Terry
started working on
the Base bugs ;-)

I guess now would be a good time to take that up
again, if I can
physically find the time to do so.

I know the German user mailing list is busy with
preparing a German
translation of the English Base user guide, but they
have had to
adapt/change quite a few bits because of the problems
they encountered
when using Base and when following the initial English
getting started
guide. I believe that Robert Grosskopf (regular Base
user, bug reporter
- at least on the German mailing lists) is heading up
that translation
effort, the aim, I think, is to post it to ODFAuthors
once it is
finished. AFAIK, the database example that they will
provide with their
Guide is completely different to the one proposed in
the current English


     There is a link to Getting Started
with Base for LibreOffice on the
page you mentioned. It is based on the the Getting Started
with Base
written for OOo written by yours truly with the help of a
few others
that were greatly appreciated.
     I would like to see some people
working on a Base Guide for
LibreOffice. I would even like to collaborate with anyone
willing to do
this (if I'm allowed to do this since I am presently
working on a Base
Guide for Apache Open Office). Base is not as hard to learn
as most
people think. It does help to have a background in algebra
for formulas
used in a query. What would be great for someone who knows
about the algebra of sets. This only has to be something
elementary (e.g.: intersections, unions, cross products).


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