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[libreoffice-marketing] Can Openoffice.org rival Microsoft with Libre Office?


Hi Guys,

You may find this article interesting:

Can Openoffice.org rival Microsoft with Libre Office?
http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2010/10/12/243295/Can-Openoffice.org-rival-Microsoft-with-Libre-Office.htm

Regards,

Paul

"Five ways Libre Office can improve to challenge Microsoft
Rebuild community momentum and supplier ecosystem - the current steering committee of developers and national language project managers in charge of the foundation are unlikely to deliver the boldness of vision and swiftness of execution required by the project at this juncture. Suppliers need to co-operate to help the team and push the agenda forwards.
Improve product for management for enterprise adoption - there is next to nothing for the enterprise administrator. Openoffice.org suffers from a lack of integration with document content as well as collaboration systems despite a wealth of open source offerings in these areas.
Rethink the product - rethink the product entirely and start from scratch to create an internet-centric suite of modular, easily embedded components.
Target developers - it also needs to promote embedding and use by developers and companies. For example, while there are many open source PHP scripts that enable developers to create Microsoft Office documents, not so many of them are available to create Openoffice ones.
Focus on innovation - Firefox was not adopted because it was free but because it introduced new features such as multiple tabs.
Source: Laurent Lachal, analyst at Ovum" - http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2010/10/12/243295/Can-Openoffice.org-rival-Microsoft-with-Libre-Office.htm

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