On 17/07/2013 14:42, Tiberiu C. Turbureanu wrote:
The problem is that by displaying an icon of Adobe Acrobat (or even an
Adobe Acrobat generated PDF icon) near a link to a PDF document, a Free
Software organization suggests the use of non-free software to open the
document. This was not decided by TDF, it was decided by the developers
of the software you use for the website. By simply replacing in the CSS
file the icon with the Free PDF readers campaign  icon, TDF proves
its support for and solidarity with other projects which develop Free
Software for office (for manipulating office documents).
Sorry, but the PDF Reader campaign icon is not a recognized PDF icon. By
showing that icon we are not endorsing any proprietary reader.
Wikimedia has the same problem, it displays Adobe Acrobat icons for all
its PDF links. It's sad to see so many important Free Software
organizations advocating for Adobe's non-free software (without even
realizing it). It would be better not to display the icon, but since
there is a replacement available from FSFE, why not use it?
Because it is not representing PDF files but free software to read PDF
I have subscribed to the libreoffice-website mailing list so I can reply
to further questions from your colleagues. But please forward this
clarification on the same thread because it's not easy for me to do so
being new on the mailing list.
The mailing list strips attachments, but in any case we will not use any
icon that does not represent PDF files, and this has nothing to do with
the fact that we endorse proprietary PDF readers (which is not true).
I strongly suggest to stop the discussion, because it is becoming a
waste of time for quite a large number of people.
Best regards, Italo
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