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On 05/20/2011 08:06 AM, webmaster for Kracked Press Productions wrote:
On 05/20/2011 10:22 AM, drew wrote:
On Fri, 2011-05-20 at 15:08 +0100, Tom Davies wrote:

From: drew<>
Sent: Tue, 17 May, 2011 16:15:04
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Updated (EN) tri-fold brochure

On Sun, 2011-05-15 at 20:59 -0400, drew wrote:


Pushed a new update to the file on the wiki

Some text updates coming from the us_mktg list, primarily the removal of the
secondary line for supported platforms.

(mentioning BSD on interior being one)

Comments, suggestions welcomed as it is never really done, really, it's
just tonights copy.

Hi :)
I still don't see the point of removing or avoiding mentioning that LO can be run on other platforms, particularly when those platforms don't support MSO. There are 2 lines that say "The free power-packed, Open Source, personal productivity suite for:" and the next line misses out saying "BSD" although it looks as though there is plenty of room to mention it. There would be more room if "MS" was missed off the front of "MS Windows". Are there non-MS versions of Windows? Do MS require that MS is always put in front of "Windows"? (in which
case a vast amount of writing about Windows is in breach.)

Have i missed a day or 2 worth of emails explaining that LO suddenly doesn't work on BSD? We tend not to hear from people where things have gone smoothly and have only heard from a couple of people that have had minor issues with LO on BSD. I take that as a good sign. I am not on the devs list so perhaps
people there have decided that LO doesn't work?
Regards from
Hi Tom

No one is saying it doesn't work on BSD - the discussion on the US mktg
list was more to do with "What platforms do you find when you visit the
main LibO site" and in that respect the answer is, these three (win,
linux, OS X). So the idea was to keep the marketing piece in alignment
with the website.

Finally, there is a reason this is done on the open mailing list - so if
you have some specific wording?

Does LibreOffice's web site tell people how to install it on BSD?
Nope.  We don't:
If we do list BSD on the pamphlet, we will need to be read for questions for installing it on BSD.
At this point, we're taking our lead from the LibO website. It mentions only the three OSes.
So if there is not references to BSD install, maybe we should say "Windows, Linux, MacOSX, and other platforms", with the "other platforms" in the small print.
In principle, I like that and that definitely sounds like the way to go. I believe that the Debian project is as popular as it is, in no small part, for the prominence they give to being a cross-platform product. But, I'd rather defer that until later. Reason is, in my opinion, due diligence would require us to get marketing, doc & support each to address this statement.
So do we NEED to list all the platforms that LibreOffice can be used on, for just the 3 major ones?
I'm pretty sure we already settled on "the 3."
Is there anything else that is blocking our "publication" of our project?
I'll defer to those who've been proofing more closely.


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