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Could there be a page or two that would have announcements like this displayed?

Having articles is fine, but having a list of paragraphs that have statements of governments, agencies, corporations, educational facilities, etc., etc., that have decided to use LibreOffice [or at least Open Source software or the ODF file format] would be great for marketing or "sales" of LibreOffice to local groups, companies, government agencies, schools, etc., etc.. If we have a list of these organizations that have gone over to LibreOffice, then it would be an easier sell for our local organizations, or such, to switch over to LibreOffice from MSO.

Showing them that these governments, large educational facilities, large corporations, have switched may make it seem a better option to switch.

With the corporate partners, using these names will help. If we can say Google is on the Advisory Board or another company is a sponsor of LibreOffice, it will be good. They use Google and if Google thinks LibreOffice is a good enough, or great enough, package that Google would be on the "board" for LibreOffice, then it might make sense for them to try our package.

All these press releases about who is now using LibreOffice, who is switching to it, or who is on a board or committee that is a company name that is big enough for them to know, COULD help will our marketing "press".

I see not easy link on the LibreOffice Home Page to take a person to a "In the Press Page". I know there is a page with a listing of articles about LibreOffice, but it should have a link from the home page. Then there also should be a page containing these announcements like Corporate Advisors or French Government agencies switching to LibreOffice. We need to make it easy for potential users to find this information, by linking it from the home page. This is something I have seen with other software web sites.

SO do anyone on this list thinks having these announcements and such easily listed/linked off from the home page is a good idea?

On 06/15/2011 09:41 PM, Friedrich Strohmaier wrote:
Hi Lyle, *,

Lyle Cochran schrieb:
On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM, Florian Effenberger
<>  wrote:
Charles-H. Schulz wrote on 2011-06-14 10.32:
So you have to read French to understand it. This is not a PR (they
don't write PR), and it's a small, magical sentence at the bottom
of the page: basically the french ministerial coordination group
for "Open productivity suites" now recommends to switch away from
MS Office and to LibreOffice:érielle_pour_une_bureautique_ouverte

excellent news! I've just tweeted it :)
If the page translated correctly, it appears that the ministerial
group is waiting for CD/DVDs in .iso format for downloading. This may
indicate an easy to find and download CD/DVD .iso may also be an
important tool for distribution among other governmental entities and
The infrastructure for this is already in place:

it definitly needs some care!  ;o))

More Great news for LibO!
indeed :o)


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