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On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 18:00:31 PM -0800, tk wrote:

And along those lines, is there still a person, or group that constructs:

* A Pan-Indian LibO DVD.

Hi Jonathon, not sure what you mean here. Are you saying that there WERE such dvds, or that 
somebody SHOULD do them?

Many companies, especially charities, can buy MS Office for bargain
discount special deals.

Microsoft's hypocracy in offering discounts for their software to
charitable organizations has been well documented for more than a

True: all NGOs should avoid making a mess with those donations, as I
too wrote here:

Of course, answering to the earlier poster, not Jonathon:

Is it morally right for a charity to expect it's service-users to
spend so much more money than they need to and thus ensure the
charity can keep getting special discounts?

*Big* charities often have the problems that Jonathon said. Very small
organizations, instead, need to spend zero time/money on
maintaining/re-learning the software they have to use, because it
would be all resources subtracted to working in the streets with the
people they assist. That's why they stick to proprietary software in
general, not just MSO.


M. Fioretti         

Your own civil rights and the quality of your life heavily depend on how
software is used *around* you

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