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The issue for doing LO/OOo as a web-based package is who hosts it and how many will be allowed to use it.

What I was talking about is that it is not just making an online version but the rest of it. If you have a limited market that will use it, then it can be done, but not if you have a not-for-profit organization footing the bill for the servers, etc..

As for using Wind-power and solar cells to power the servers, etc., it is a good idea. Big server farms are moving to year-round cold areas to reduce power use on cooling down their server farms. Using wind power and solar power will be a good was to be "green" and that is always a good idea for the company and the world.

I would like to see an online version of LO and some big company having it usable for people world wide, either for free or a low monthly fee. If people are creating the open-source code to make LO, or OOo, work as a server side package, I applaud it. But the hosting of that package is where it will be limited. It would be nice for a company that has the resources like Google to offer to host such a package for the masses.

As a marketing thought, having an online version of the package should promote the desktop/laptop versions. The other day I saw an ad for a used 10" net-book style of system. Even though the tablet market will take over that market, we need to have LO work on their screen sizes and limited resources. Later, hopefully our developers will develop a version of LO that would work from a Micro SD card for use with a tablet, like Nook and Kindle, plus any Android tablet out there. I know that there is a portable version of LO, but for Windows. Once it runs on Android, via the SD card of thumb-drive, it will be great news for LO users. Then they will have LO, maybe limited though, on their mobile devices of 7" to 10". I understand that there are people working on an Android version. I wonder if there will be an iPad version worked on as well.

On 12/17/2011 02:12 PM, toki wrote:
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On 17/12/11 09:03, Michelle Konzack wrote:

None of my customers (enterprises) will have more then 30 peoples  using
it parallel. Maybe 50 could be in worst case, but thats nothing  for  a
well designed Server Software
You are working in the SOHO/SMB size market.

Kracked Press is looking at slightly larger enterprises. Organizations
that have 5,000+ employees scattered around the country, if not the world.

Personally, I do not like the idea of cloud based computing, for
security reasons and ownership of files.  If the connection to the
Hmmm, maybe you do not know HOW Cloud computing can work...  ;-)
If the company that owns the data on the computer does not have physical
control of the computer, and can not limit who physically visits the
computer,the only safe assumption is that the physical security is
handled by a full time drunk.  (I'm fully aware of when you want the
apparent security to look like it is nothing more sophisticated than a
full time drunk.( Guarding a data centre is usually not one of those

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