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Hello all,

First of all, I'd like to introduce myself since this is my first
email in the LibreOffice community. I'm Ivan, I live in New Zealand,
and I've been a (reasonably) active member of the Art
(later Branding) and Website projects. I would like to offer those
same skills to LibreOffice, hopefully with greater effect. You have my
commitment regardless of which CMS is chosen.

Introductions aside, the sheer quantity of emails on this list has
been overwhelming and it has been somewhat disappointing reading a
good number of them. I'd like to second Bernhard's earlier comments
and briefly add a few suggestions.

I've read many respected websites that applaud Drupal as a fantastic
CMS that goes well beyond the call of duty. I've seen many great
websites that have been proudly built on Drupal. Based on what I've
read *outside* this mailing list, I'd like the LibreOffice website to
be powered by Drupal, theoretically speaking. However, this means very
little to LibreOffice if it can't be backed up with a tangible
demonstration of what Drupal can do for the LibreOffice website. This
is a real-world scenario with a tight budget and a tight deadline.
It'd be great if we had an excellent base that could be built on in
the future (which is exactly why I though Drupal would be great). But
we also need something *here* and *now*.

Keith, your skills sound like they could be really useful for
LibreOffice. However, the way you are conducting yourself isn't doing
any favors to your reputation here... or Drupal's for that matter.
Please keep an open mind when it comes to the needs of the wider
LibreOffice community. Inline quoting is not hard to learn or do. If
you are going to play a significant role here, you will need to abide
by these basic established rules. At first I thought Christian was
being harsh, but you really have repeated yourself without addressing
his key concerns and that discussion has become really unproductive.

We also need to consider user experience beyond the immediate system
admins. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but most people creating and
editing content on the LibreOffice website will be unfamiliar with the
CMS. Most (if not all) will be volunteers, and, AFAIK, they'll be
working at the broader website level. I think this makes our use-case
somewhat different in comparison to the other Drupal websites listed
on the wiki page[1], whose pages are either administered or far more
tightly controlled by a small group. This means that the admin
interface has to be very usable, because that is what will enable the
website to be built *now*.

That's enough from me (for now :) ). I look forward to working with
you all and making the LibreOffice website(s) great.



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