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Hi Narayan,
On 14/12/2010 19:52, Narayan Aras wrote:

Hi Sophie,

What is wrong in using a new powerful tool that gives many more
facilities compared to the old tool?

nothing at all, provided every body has the same access the old one provided.

Of course, I am not suggesting that users should be forced to use a
tool that does not fit their needs.

a small difference here, it's not users but contributors, just a small difference

Why don't we try out a small pilot project and get the early user
feedback, and see what happens? :)

again, it's not users but contributors, still different but why not, let see who will duplicate the efforts and resources.

A major factor in favor of trying new technologies is, we don't have
old legacy data; so there are no worries about losing data because of

we have a lot of legacy data, so this is very important to take them in consideration. This is an important knowledge base.

Note that LibO itself has a major paradigm shift vis-a-vis OOo: 1. It
will have a new design paradigm (feature vs content) 2. it will have
new interfaces

I don't understand what you're saying here, what is this new design and new interfaces? Could you give some link to that?

So why is it that we want a paradigm shift in LibO design; but not
for the help community?

still I don't understand

**** A case in point is this thread itself.

It started when I wanted to know if Drupal is going to be adopted. I
never got my answer.

I give one and ask some questions, may be you don't read it or do not want to answer. And seems I'm still an SC member ;-)

But we have since then covered a lot of other inter-related ideas.

Now a mail chain is the least efficient tool for such conceptual
discussion. * We cannot reach any conclusion. * A latecomer cannot
read it and understand what is happening.

Sorry, I can't easily access web content, that is why I'm stuck with mailing lists. See, this is the second power outage until I begin this mail, funny isn't it :)

A concept map (or an argument map) are the best tool for conceptual
discussion. Both can be collaboratively plotted in Drupal.

I'm use to conceptual map on papers, sorry not easy to put on Drupal I fear ;-), but yes I work quite often with them, useful tool, that's true.

People can argue for and against any idea, and it actually reaches a

It is used by NASA for taking mission-critical decisions. So why
should we still use mail lists for the same purpose? Just because we
have that old habit?

Ah, I didn't often meet NASA people, even if there is mission critical decision to take here ;-) So using mailing list is not an old habit, I would love to use other funny things like forum and online tools, it's just the only way to communicate and participate I have :-) sorry to bother you with poor but expensive connexion consideration, it seems however we are the major part of the world in this situation.

Kind regards

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