On 04/15/2011 02:22 PM, Friedrich Strohmaier wrote:
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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))
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