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Le 2010-11-07 05:02, Andrea Pescetti a écrit :
On 04/11/2010 Marc Paré wrote:
Le 2010-11-03 17:42, Andy Brown a écrit :
Start here same place for OOo
and LibO. There is a link there back to the Extensions repository.
Thanks. The obvious question is ... are we going to brand a page and
have our own repository? I imagine this is yes.

If the answer is yes, then you need much more than just web space for
rebuilding the Templates infrastructure. Just try uploading a template
on if you don't get what I

This will apply to a lot of the infrastructure: if LibreOffice wants to
have its own infrastructure for everything (including parts where there
is 100% compatibility with, like Templates and
Extensions) it will have the same complexity of the
infrastructure, plus the cost of initial import of existing material,
plus the cost of periodic synchronization from the
repository. This is a heavy technical burden that should be evaluated
before deciding on a separate repository.


Thanks Andrea.

Good point. I guess it is a case of whether TDF/LibO is going to declare itself as an independent organization where all of the services come under its own umbrella or if it declares itself as an independent organization where some of its services (in this case templating offerings) are offered cooperatively with other organizations such as OOo.

I believe we can do both. It is just a matter of deciding in which direction we should go.

If we are to offer templates as part of our web service, then yes, the infrastructure is a little complex, but is still with the capabilities of our membership and (hopefully) resources (disk space). The template repository would then become part of the marketing strategy of the TDF/LibO where it could be touted as one of the clear benefits of owning the LibO suite.

If we are to offer these services in a cooperative way, the perhaps a better way of offering these services would be to establish another organisation under the TDF where the templates are reposited and where they are put at the disposal of other suites should they decide to adopt the template formats into their code. Perhaps at TDF/TemplateRepository organization managed by the TDF. This way, the templates would be handled by a non-profit foundation rather than a for-profit enterprise. The template repository would then become part of the marketing strategy of the TDF/LibO organisation where it would claim cooperation between open sourced ODF-centric office suites.

Depending on repositories controlled by Oracle may be, in part, a little problematic, as it may at some point decide that the template repository should no longer be made available to the general public and somehow made part of it marketing strategy of the OOo Office suite.

How would this sound?


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