Nice work! I like this. As you say in your "Web Integration" section, the more active user become the more they will
stick with OOo/LibO. Allowing our user base to join in one way or another gives them a sense of belonging. As to our TDF/LibO
members, these people are here to make a difference in either participating actively or making sure their voice is here. We
really caretakers of two groups: LibO users at large (through our user help tools) and our TDF/LibO members. In either case,
Ben's "Dashboard" idea or the Ubuntu "WeMenu" are looking at addressing these needs.
Community participation is an even stronger incentive to continue using LibO than are the old proprietary
tricks of "lock-in" via obfuscated file formats. And, community participation achieves this in a
way that is positive to users, instead of antagonistic. We can--and should--develop specific tools that help
encourage community participation for both end-users and project volunteers over time.
I think that we should look a little more closely at Ben's "Dashboard" proposal as well as the
"WeMenu" as they seem to be at, pretty well, the same point of development.
I guess if Ben is still interested in continuing developing the "Dashboard" proposal.
I am. It's due for an update, and I'd like to keep working on it with this community's
It's also worth considering how this approach can help us compete with online office suites. By
incorporating some online tools into LibO, we blunt their appeal!
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