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Hi :)
Yes, it would be better to directly quote nice things from our Sponsors and 
others.  We already have something like that on our supporters page but a lot of 
people are saying good things about TDF and LO.  Not all of those 
people/organisations are even in the community at all.

Quoting people does requires their permission as far as i know?  There might be 
exceptions but even then it's polite to ask them if they can be quoted.  Marc 
has neatly got around that by giving a link to their statement but a direct 
quote would be more powerful (if we get permission)
Regards from
Tom :)

From: webmaster for Kracked Press Productions <>
Sent: Thu, 16 June, 2011 3:35:32
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-marketing] French Ministries will migrate to 

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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