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Le 09/04/13 02:54 PM, Florian Effenberger a écrit :

Simon Phipps wrote on 2013-04-09 18:53:
Here's a simple tip from Eclipse on how to increase donations:  "Ask
for a
donation when the download is occurring, not when a user is browsing the
project site."

I just started hacking a simple download script. I am really no
developer, so it is really just a very very quick shot, but how about that:

 From the official download page, we currently redirect to which involves MirrorBrain. Making
MirrorBrain show something while downloading does not work easily.

However, how about we simply changed that link to some redirection
script, that first shows the download page and then invokes the download

Here's how this could look like:

@Admins: Feel free to have a look at the PHP script. I am *really* no
developer, so please don't laugh. ;-) You'll find it in


As far as script goes, I have not comment, I can play hockey better than code ... you haven't seen me play hockey, but when you do, you will know that I am no coder!

As far as the plea for donation ... I always prefer also seeing a statement along the line of "Any amount, of any size, will be put to great use and is very appreciated. We thank you for your continued support."

Anyway, the important part is that we stress that any amount will help and we should always be benevolent, and thank people ... ahem ... in advance. These two items are a reflection of some of the ideals of our community.

From a marketing point of view:

IMO, as a community member, it would be neat if we could decide to tie downloading to joining our community by default. That is to say that one of the "conditions" of downloading "our community project" is that the person downloading LibreOffice has "agreed" that they have tacitly joined the LibreOffice community. Then we could have a "Welcome to the LibreOffice community" message at the download point and then offer the downloader a page with our community definition as well as a plea for financial and contributing support. We would not enforce it, but it would still be neat to view our project as more of a community project where we have by default or by result a software programme that we develop and use as a group. This would then open our community to take on more than one piece of software if we wanted, and to claim that a consensual use of the software by the community.



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