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On Thu, 2010-10-21 at 12:05 -0400, Marc Paré wrote:

Hi Marc,

Just going to drop in a few links to build on the good start you have

Education (NOT ACADEMIA) campaign:

Initial work:
* make sure the support forums/mailist/nntp are established and 
strategically located on the TDF/LibO site

Excellent, I suppose the work on a forum(s) will be kicking into gear
here soon and I am looking forward to working with you on it

* see if there is the possibility of IT "type" help desk for networking 
concerns with LibO (may include dev support) -- could also involve a 
"pay per call" service.

*bit item*

* make sure that network installation is possible and easily done on 
different platforms (could arrange for "test" locations at some school 
board sites, with LibO dev involvement)

Florian is your guy here - a number of good articles out on installing
OO. in large environments. I think a number of them are in German only,
someone may want to touch base with him and see if that is true, if so
find out how he would feel about someone here translating them in to
English for publication, somehow, somewhere....

* make sure that there are many educational specific templates for 
downloading (match these with governmental educational agencies and the 
student expectation lists etc.)
Here are a few links to current templates:

I'd like to see the basic content, idea, moved to wiki pages - long term
plans for a LibreOffice template repository should be kicking up before
long, I would guess.

* make sure that there are enough clip arts/sounds in the LibO suite
* collect data re: use of MSO templates presently in use for 

Kami is the name you want to look for in the mailing lists - he has been
the driving force in putting the collection together for He is now actively developing extensions as part of the
TDF team.


* collect data: contacts and addresses of various Educational 
organisations responsible for the testing/recommendation/acquisition of 
educational software
yes - do you want to just start on that, for this group?

* collect names of individuals who are ready to help support and demo 
LibO at individual schools

I thought this was it, here - which is to say, this is the starting list
- but I understand your point and yes that would good to have. to
followup on the last question, if you have an idea of how you want to
keep that list and make it available great, if not I can offer a few
ideas and help you get things setup.

* lobby various organisations to accept the OASIS document ISO formats. 

Sounds good to  me - as long as I get a LibreOffice Golf Shirt out of
it...3x please.

* prepare support on-line materials (pamphlets; videos; weblinks to 
important sites (OASIS, ISO, ...) related to the educational field and 
LibO advocacy etc.)

Andy Brown - has been doing this for OO.o projects here and there for a
while - good guy to get to know.


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