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On 01/01/2011 01:15 AM, Stefan Weigel wrote:
Hi Dave,

Am 01.01.2011 01:02, schrieb Dave Johnson:

DO NOT talk about the fact that it is free.

IMO the key point is that it´s not (only) free of charge, but that
it´s free software in the sense of

...freedom speech

and so on.

Pretty much the same is true for ODF.

In this sense, I think we *should* talk about it.


Of course we should talk about it. "... free of charge..." is part of
the Manifesto.

Additionally, it's an element of what motivates my perfect customer. I
wrote about my perfect customer on the US marketing list.

My perfect customer:
        o might work in the public space
        o is wondering if this whole "cloud thing" is worth
investigating, but is
wary of  abandoning existing dedicated desktop software.
        o wants to get off the upgrade treadmill
        o wants to shift expenses from licensing
        o wants to use open data formats, esp. with respect to archiving
structured data
        o might resonate with the freedom that accompanies source code
        o relies on tech specialists to recommend/install/support
software on
their behalf

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