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From: NJ P <>
Date: Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 2:50 PM
Subject: Libre Office's future strategy - suggestions from a Computer
Weekly article that may be of use to the Foundation

Link to Computer Weekly article -

Extract: -

"Five ways Libre Office can improve to challenge Microsoft

Rebuild community momentum and supplier ecosystem - the current
steering committee of developers and national language project
managers in charge of the foundation are unlikely to deliver the
boldness of vision and swiftness of execution required by the project
at this juncture. Suppliers need to co-operate to help the team and
push the agenda forwards.
Improve product for management for enterprise adoption - there is next
to nothing for the enterprise administrator. suffers
from a lack of integration with document content as well as
collaboration systems despite a wealth of open source offerings in
these areas.
Rethink the product - rethink the product entirely and start from
scratch to create an internet-centric suite of modular, easily
embedded components.
Target developers - it also needs to promote embedding and use by
developers and companies. For example, while there are many open
source PHP scripts that enable developers to create Microsoft Office
documents, not so many of them are available to create Openoffice
Focus on innovation - Firefox was not adopted because it was free but
because it introduced new features such as multiple tabs.

Source: Laurent Lachal, analyst at Ovum"

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