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On Tue, 2011-06-14 at 20:24 +0530, Rajesh Sankar Iyer wrote:
Hey Tom,
    I need an information about the DVD idea. I am the Vice-President of my
a club in my college. We organize a lot of programs where we bring students
from all over the state together for sharing their ideas on their field. I
would like to know if I can distribute CD's containing installation file of
LibreOffice along with the user guide? If yes, then can I charge them the CD
cost alone?

Hello Rajesh,

I have read the other emails in this thread, so have followed the
interaction with Tim and the zip files Tim has made available to you -
just to let you and the others know.

I think producing a disc for use in the way you describe is a wonderful
action for you to undertake.

However, I also think that starting with the NA DVD files supplied,
although quite adequate to the task, would be a mistake for you - now
let me explain why I say that and offer an opinion on how else you might

Why - simply because there is a mechanism in place as a shared resource
that will in the long run make your efforts more likely to succeed and
augment your efforts, as an individual, in a way that will make the work
product more useful to everyone.

How - by utilizing the SilverStripe CMS system and procedures in place,
on TDF servers, to produce your distribution DVD/CD image, for
electronic distribution, as well as a focal point for ongoing updates
and support.

If you take the raw files from the current NA DVD image and just
translate them to your language, you can later move that to the CMS
system, but it will be more work then is necessary. When Tim and I and
others actually started the NA .iso image that SilverStripe system for
multiple language release was not quite ready, and that was one reason
that we just started on a separate server, as fully static HTML.

You however are starting at a point where the CMS system, custom scripts
and procedures are fully in place and I would strongly and vigorously
encourage you to avail yourself of this resource and opportunity. 

As a first step I would recommend you subscribe to our projects mailing
list [1] and to open an email thread there about your language disc
image project. I assure you that myself and the others there (mostly
folks also on this list, BTW) will join you and offer assistance,
whether you use the CMS system (did I mention that I strongly recommend
you do so) or not.

@Tim - I think we can leverage the NA DVD pages/files and assistance to
Rajesh best by (finally) getting those files/pages to the CMS, then
having him start from those files - even if it is one file, per day -
that is really only two weeks (+ a few days), so just a matter of us
hunkering down doing it as a little sprint like effort.

Best wishes,

Drew Jensen

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