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Hi Michael, Charles, all,

Michael Wheatland schrieb:
On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 3:41 AM, Charles Marcus
<>  wrote:
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)...

So please let us focus on the present work - when it is done, any other tool can be considered if it fits better.


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.

Thank you Michael for these well-thought words.

At the moment we're in the end phase before our release (you all know that RC 4 is out?).

The Features page needs to be finished before the release - so we should stick with the present solution.

might end up creating a monster that we need to manually manage. I
will look into the possibilities prior to the meeting.

Please again: Let us continue working on the *present site*.

Here we need to find out, what is necessary to finish before the the release.

There are areas that need urgent work, others are not so important, but should be addressed too.

Christoph wanted to come up with a structured wiki page where these tasks can be added and prioritized. I don't know if he already did some work on this...

Perhaps the most urgent tasks can be addressed before the call - everything else should be discussed IMHO.

Best regards


PS: Proposing Drupal solutions for any task seems not to be the best way at this very special situation. Even if there might be modules for such tasks, this doesn't help at the moment. The SC asked the Drupal proponents to step back with these proposals - not because Drupal is no solution for LibreOffice, but because these proposals caused lots of mails in the past, leading to unproductivity and bad feelings on each side.

Please let us keep focused on the work at the moment. When the present site is in a final state, the team has shown how it works and Drupal has lost it's "red rag" meaning to some community members, we can consider all of these possibilities. To keep the proposals in mind, they should be added to the wiki.

Does this sound reasonable?

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