Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2011 Archives by date, by thread · List index

On 04/15/2011 02:22 PM, Friedrich Strohmaier wrote:
Hi Italo, *,

Italo Vignoli schrieb:

Apologies for top posting, but smartphones are a real pain. Please
comment my presentation trying to be as severe as possible.
Well I followed it from the very beginnig to the very end, which usually
I don't with videos, which I could watch "later if there is time for".
Will say: It was interesting and informativ even for me knowing much of
the topic.

What I was missing was the efforts of the DVD Project(s), which are
going their first steps. Even if the Libreoffice-Box is only available
in german for the moment and a northamerican DVD and a brasilian DVD are
under way, at least a short note would be fine.

Thanks from the LibreOffice North American Community DVD Project. We are 99% done and working on the DVD case artwork and inserted pamphlet. We could say that as soon as we get these done, we are ready for the first "publication" of our DVD. We are that close.

The efforts of these community projects are important to LibreOffice, I believe. Unlike MS, LibreOffice is "community based" with volunteers from around the world doing their part in making this office suite they best they can. Those who cannot contribute coding are helping with the marketing aspects. There are communities that feel left out. They have stated in the past that software developers are not targeting their communities [like the Hispanic communities] and their needs. LibreOffice "Community" projects are an important way to address these needs. LibreOffice-Box started with their German DVD, and the NA group developed it to serve the English community. We have people working on translating our version to Spanish so it would support the needs of our Spanish speaking communities in the USA as well as Mexico and other countries on this side of the Atlantic that speak a version of Spanish as their default language. We are also working on doing the same for the French speaking communities.

Brazil has a great past for having a community approach to supporting an open-source office suite.

I believe there are other community-based projects that are making an effort to make a distribution DVD that fits their communities' needs.

So to me, Community-Based is the way to go for marketing LibreOffice. The importance of these groups to support LibreOffice and do all they can to promote LibreOffice in a way that supports what their people, community, region, needs is a marketing idea that has worked in the past for many different products.

TDF/LibreOffice should mention the fact that there are project that are promoting their software as a product that supports the needs of these communities and ethnic groups. The work of Community-Based projects should be reconciled for their efforts. We have dedicated our time, and sometimes money, to make/market a project that supports LibreOffice as the best possible office suite for our local, community, regional needs.

We may not be part of the central controlling/developing/marketing group, but we are doing everything we can to help out the TDF/LibreOffice cause. All the groups of people who volunteer should be acknowledged in any presentation. Am I right or wrong?


A DVD is bridging "the last mile" to customers, not that familiar with
the web, or not trusting software just downloaded without beeing at
"confirmed" by an (expensive!) product key. Remember: It's
"office"-software, handling trusted contents!

There is no way more trustworthy to get our software, than handed
physically by a person known and trusted.

Thanks for saying this. I know many people and businesses that will not go online to get any software, paid or free. They require a "professional looking" CD or DVD version of the software if they are to use the software.

I already
know that the rythm is way too slow, and I should speed up a little.
Also, I should add some transitions, to keep up the production of
endorphines. But I really would like to get opinions of English
natives and US residents.
Well, I'm neither of these - hope it helps nevertheless :o))

Sadly we don't succeed to get the focus of the marketing guys and gals.
We urgently need marketing maintenance! ;o))


Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.