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On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 7:56 AM, Pawel Jarosz <> wrote:
To Whom It may Concern

I've been a user of OpenOffice for the past several years and I loved that
software. I used it at work in school and at home. Since the Oracle
Corporation purchased Sun Microsystem I lost the desiger to use the
OpenOffice. And then several weeks ago I found out about your foundation and
I fell in love with the foundation and LibreOffice. You are the best think
that happened to the OpenOffice and open source community  in the last
several years.

The reason I am contacting you is because I'd like to tell you about how I
am feeling about your fundation and LibreOffice and to give you my idea
"Idea about Ideas" how you/we can improve the product. I have imagined a
website where users can enter their ideas about diffrent extentions, GUI,
how to improve the product, how market the product, etc. And also have a
ranking system on the website where users can vote for different ideas that
they would like to see in the next release. What I would do I would have an
extension built into the LibreOffice where users, connected to internet,
could log Ideas quickly and efficiently without leaving application.

I think the website would provide a place where users and developers could
come up with Ideas and share them with the rest of the world. This place,
the website, would be central for creating, sharing and grading and
determining which functionality, aspect of the LibreOffice is the most
crucial, importat for the users to be changed or incorporated.

The users would have a greater influence in which direction the software
would go which in the end would satisfy greater number of people.

Thank you very much for your valuable time. I hope my "idea about ideas"
will find a positive reception. And if it does I'd like to offer my help in
creating the website.

Please let me know any thoughts, concerns or comments about the "idea about

Pawel Jarosz

I am happy to say that the website team is currently in the process of
working on this. We are creating a system which will be borrowing the
best ideas from a range of suggestion systems and idea trackers such
as Ubuntu Brainstorm, Google Moderate and Launchpad Blueprints.
Integration with LibreOffice would be difficult, but it may be
something we could consider in the future.

I have cross posted this in the website mailing list, as at the moment
it is a question of infrastructure rather than marketing.
If you wish to keep track of the progress of the concept and possibly
even contribute to the construction of such a system please feel free
to contact Ben or Narayan on the website mailing list or visit our
wiki page on the development:

Michael Wheatland

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