Dear Pawel, all,
just giving you a short, personal reply, as I am not a member of the document
foundation - not even deeply involved into the project yet.
You are addressing the strength and weakness of free software development at
the same time. Because free software belongs to all of us, we all are also
asked to participate. This is good, because we - the user - know what we want
(at least we know what we want to achieve - and we know if we like solutions
for that or not - but I am rather unsure if we know how to best brige that
gap). Anyhow, this defintely is a good base for creating a great product.
On the other hand, if we (the users) ALL DO participate, we end up with some
increadible noise. Neither the developers nor the user will understand each
other - only the loudest and not the wisest will be heard.
I want to get involved into LibreOffoce, because - just like you - I think we
need to bring in the user's voice into the development. And we still have to
discover the best ways to do so.
So, thank you very much for your great ideas about how this goal could be
achieved. If you like to join us in our effort in building up the
infrastructure and methodology needed, I think it would be best if you joined
the mailiing-list firstname.lastname@example.org - this is where the usability efforts
are hosted (hope I am right there). On there we can start the needed
Looking forward to seeing you there,
On Sunday 19 December 2010 17:24:26 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
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 ideas".
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