On 01/01/2011 01:15 AM, Stefan Weigel wrote:
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
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
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
o might resonate with the freedom that accompanies source code
o relies on tech specialists to recommend/install/support
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