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On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 4:48 AM, Florian Effenberger
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I received the following request via e-mail:

Could join the PDF Readers campaign of FSFE, by changing the
logo of the PDF documents site-wide?

AFAIK this type of icon has become somewhat pervasive as a generic
"PDF" icon (even though it does look a lot/exactly like the old Adobe
Acrobat icon :-)

This page recommends Adobe Reader, which is a non-free software. [1]


As I lack insight on how that could be changed in Silverstripe (if we want
to), I am forwarding the request to this list for further discussion.

I don't see a link or text on that page that promotes Adobe Reader.
Are there links inside the PDFs we distribute, or?

Now that I read more about the PDF Readers campaign, it looks like
they want us to link to their page. Right now we just show PDF-esque
icons that (along with the text) link to a particular document, and I
think this approach is cleanest.

My suggestion would be to

1) Consider replacing the icons with something from here:
(perhaps this:

Note: If we decide to replace the icons, we should do a quick audit of
our other pages to see if there are other pages that should get the
same treatment.

2) Consider putting a single link to the PDF Readers page either on
the top of the bottom of the page.

I'm supportive of the general idea, as it's good for us Free Software
projects to give each other a shout-out whenever appropriate.


P.S. The idea behind the PDF Readers campaign is interesting, and I
wonder if it could be helpful for us to spread adoption of ODF and
LibreOffice as well. What do people think about us chatting w/FSFE
about running a similar campaign for the ODF family of file formats?

(Question: Is there a good set of small icons for ODT, ODS, ODP, etc...?)

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