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Hi :)
I would rather see the work done by a volunteer too especially if that meant someone that had a 
good understanding of LibreOffice and perhaps the wider FOSS community.  However, paying for things 
sometimes makes the relationship clearer and easier to control.  

Either way the trick is finding someone or a few people with the skills, time and motivation.  

On a side-issue / tangent ... 
We don't have to fight against OpenOffice anymore.  Not that we were really fighting them before 
but now it's even less relevant.  Similarly with AbiWord&Gnumeric, KOffice/Calligra, Google-docs 
and the rest of the OpenSource alternatives.  OpenOffice is a great product and it helps us to help 
people start using it and to break away from trying to use MS Office.  LibreOffice is a lot better 
than OpenOffice so people will move towards it once they realise they are both so similar.  

The most difficult step is the 1st step.  That important 1st step is to help people realise there 
are good  alternatives to MS Office.  If people think there is a squabble between OpenOffice and 
LibreOffice they may delay until they can see which one loses first!  However if we can show people 
that both are strong products standing shoulder-to-shoulder as brothers (or sisters) then it gives 
them greater confidence in just choosing one (and then perhaps changing to the other one later when 
they realise that is easy).  

Similarly i think it's important that people know they can keep running their old MS Office and 
just have LibreOffice / OpenOffice alongside so that they can gradually move over at their own 
pace.  So, people have less to worry about while moving over.  

All that is just my own opinion and i know others think differently.  
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Fri, 2/3/12, Nguyễn Vũ Hưng <> wrote:

From: Nguyễn Vũ Hưng <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Looking for a movie to promote LibreOffice
To: "Tom Davies" <>
Date: Friday, 2 March, 2012, 4:10

Hi there, 

2012/3/1 Tom Davies <>

Hi :)
There are some fairly old YouTube things that may have higher quality originals if you contact the 
person that created them

1.   A smart young professional looking chap giving a good but slightly visually dull interview

That is myself at 319th second in that movie :) 

This movie was created by the guy who is working at (Vietnam) VTV2, taking care of "IT space 
program", who also asked me if LibreOffice has any movie alike to "The Mozilla Story" so that he 
can put both on-line in the same programme.


3.  This one looks like a working conference for the wider FOSS community

One of the guy in the movie is Mr. Le Trung Nghia, who has fought ODF against  OOXML, and we won.  
ODF now is a national standard and ODF/ is either forced or recommended in the public 

However, we are still working hard to make LibreOffice replace
By the way, MSO (mainly 2003) and MS formats are still the de facto standard in Vietnam.

To make LibreOffice official, one of the thing I am thinking is that,

get it on VTV2. 

4.  Again the wider FOSS community.  This looks very polished.  A professionally produced advert?

That is the same programme IT space, the same guy that I have mentioned.

The communities including, HanoiLUG, Vietlug and many local/online lugs in Vietnam.

 people have suggested putting together a commercial advert or a brief introduction and 
occasionally we have had people interested in helping do the video editing side of things.  Sadly 
all these people seem to ask at very different times and come from different lands with different 
languages.  Last one i remember was Daniska(? sorry for the bad spelling!) from Thailand (i think). 
 I can't remember who offered their video editing skills.  

Great to hear that, 

A lot of the sections of the Mozilla ones fit LibreOffice extremely well.  Perhaps we could start 
by using some of their advert?  Perhaps mention them at the same time?  I think we might have to 
ask their permission but i imagine they released it under a copyleft agreement.  


On another tack i might be able to engage a professional VJ that has produced an advert for another 
high tech product but he is so far a bit clueless about LibreOffice at the moment although i
 could possibly explain it well enough for him to make something impressive.  Possibly £200 (Uk) 
for 2-5 min but i have no idea really.  

I think we can find a vonlunteer. 

I have contacted Nixie and asked if she could send me the movie :)

Best Regards,
Nguyen Hung Vu [aka: NVH] ( in Vietnamese: Nguyễn Vũ Hưng )
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