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Hi Furusho.

In this discussion we must be aware that Florian wishes to separate TDF
intitutional contacts from *Community Marketing Contacts*.

In the other hand, I disagreee with the idea that *all* people must have
those skills you've mentioned. All of those skills seems to be in the
"business" approach. We need to understand that LibreOffice is not only
about business. There's a lot of passion and ideology in this matter. Give
to the businness approach more emphasis than the one it really has is quite
dangerous too, IMHO.

And that's why I think those issues should be discussed locally, also. And I
also think that in cases like Brazil, there should be more than one person.
performing those marketing tasks. But we have already agreed with that
earlier in this discussion.


2011/8/16 Vitorio Furusho <>


I agree with the ideas of Florian at several points and follows a few more
- There is no language problem at the local level, provided they have at
least one staff who speaks English.
- As for elections, I also believe that if a person is working well, no
to elect a new, other than that does not work. Changing people all the time
not good. When someone needs to contact LibreOffice, it is easier if the
names of people from marketing non-constant changes. Not to defend a
- The persons to be chosen in each country must be mature and have a
certain diplomacy
to handle the affairs of The Foundation Document. People who are not mature
and untimely is not good for the Community and TDF LibreOffice. A marketing
person should have a TDF and not a concern of marketing personnel, which is
dangerous to the TDF.
- When I say that one must be mature and diplomacy. In the case of Brazil,
often in the case of the former BrOffice had meetings with the Federal
Government, State and Municipal governments and also with large public
companies such as Petrobras, Itaipu, Brazil's Bank, Savings Bank,
ministries and
many agencies sized. In this sense needs to be a person with diplomatic and
mature profile.
- In countries like Brazil, which has a very large size, I propose that we
have people from marketing a regional and general staff level in the

I'm expressing these ideas, because I believe that we must be cautious in
defining the marketing people. It is the image of TDF and LibreOffice what
is at stake, we can not define people by instinct or stand as a candidate
do so. We need criteria.


P.S. sorry for my English, I just wanted to state my ideas.

*Furusho, Vitorio*
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