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On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 3:41 AM, Charles Marcus
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On 2011-01-17 8:39 AM, David Nelson wrote:
But I see a chance to bring him back into the mainstream of the
project by encouraging him (and his "Drupal boys") to take a leading
role in the development of the SilverStripe website as a superb
communications and marketing tool for Libreoffice and TDF.

I also think that, if Michael were so inclined, Drupal could initially
serve as the 'support' backend, with its potential for integrating all
of the different support modes (email lists, forums and newsgroups)...
this would give it the opportunity to 'prove' itself (personally, I have
no idea if Drupal can even truly achieve this, much less is preferable
over Silverstripe)...

I can still be there to play an assistive role in the wings, with
some great ideas, too. But Michael could take on the main written
content development role, working in close symbiosis with Christoph
and Ivan. I feel they will have a close empathy and an excellent
working relationship.

I feel that this is a novel and creative solution to what could
otherwise become a conflictual and unproductive situation. We will
all win. Most important of all, LIBREOFFICE and TDF will win.

What do you think? I am including Michael in this mail, and I want
to hear his feelings on this.

I think its a great idea if Michael is willing to take it on...

Best regards,


I like the idea, but I think it is worth waiting for the conference
call to discuss.
This is achievable, however it will take some time setting up and
configuring, and in the same time we could have all the same
functionality as the existing site on one unified system, allowing us
to automatically manage all of the cross links between the systems. We
might end up creating a monster that we need to manually manage. I
will look into the possibilities prior to the meeting.

Again, it is a great idea. I will add it to the agenda for the Conference Call.

Mike Wheatland

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