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On Mon, 2011-06-20 at 09:33 -0400, Marc Paré wrote:
Le 2011-06-20 08:54, drew a écrit :
On Mon, 2011-06-20 at 08:52 -0300, Olivier Hallot wrote:
Hi Marc

I got this statement from the info@ list... not being myself knwoledgeable
on them.

I found them here :

On my side, simple correction as you did are OK.  I put Gerardo on copy if
anything "au contraire".
Hi Olivier,

If the original request is to add this firms comments to this page:

then I would recommend against doing so.

Looking at this firms website I can't help but feel we are just giving
some free advertisement to a local system vendor. I appreciate that they
support our software and am very happy that they, apparently, include it
on systems they sell, but in all honesty that is neither unique nor
particularly noteworthy in and of itself - I have already met many such
vendors in my region.

Rather I would be in favor of creating a different set of pages where
firms offering support for LibreOffice can be listed - along with some
minimum criteria for that privilege. On such a page then of course they
would be welcomed.

Just my opinion naturally.

How would you break down these pages? 

By Country and or Region
i.e. Here is a list of OO.o consultants in France:

I want to say quickly though that I would not duplicate the way this was
done back at the bizdev group at OO.o, this is just an example of how it
was done once.

Would we not then have to question 
RedHat, Novell, 

No - Do I really need to explain why?

etc on our support list as well then? 

FSF or FSF or Hungary, well again sure - and again do I need explain

They are also 
selling something or other.

That is not the issue.

Just wondering.

I could flip this around - if I come back with 12 firms, very much like
this one, all with nice statements of support from their owners would we
just add them to the page. We could find a lot of these, guaranteed.
When someone in Germany comes with 12 more, cause I guarantee you they
could be found easily also, do we again make the page longer. That is
not just a yellow pages type page IMO - unless of course that is what we
want to turn it into.

Now we might expand the idea of a 'support/consultants' listing function
and say something like - write up a nice statement of support and you
get a little extra placement for some period of time and then cycle
these through - I could see dong that. 

There are lots of ideas that come to mind - for instance didn't I just
read something about a magazine?

Bottom line - It is a judgment call based on this specific case, nothing
more - sometimes you have to just use common sense.

Best wishes,

Drew Jensen

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