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Hi Tim, Drew, Daniel

I just thought that I would start a new thread to continue our discussions as it was getting a little too dispersed along different threads.

Tim and Drew -- There is a section on the disk for additions open source files (Extras section)[1] and we spoke about having Tim's page of FOSS links on that section. You may be interested in this link about FOSS directories and FOSS disks with software in ISO formats[2]

If Daniel joins the team, we will have all EN, ES (Daniel), FR (Marc/Sophie, I believe) taking care of language and translation/localisation. I would suggest we apply translation only from the EN language to keep things as simple as possible rather than localise ES, FR -- extensions/template will of course differ.

Extensions/templates -- if the ES, FR team members come up with recommendations, these should be included, and, if this has an impact on the disk space, the "Extras" section will see the removal of some of the extra software to make space for them.

Windows installations account for 90% of our user base. We need to make sure that the window installer works as flawlessly as possible.

Long-term maintenance of the DVD and updates: As Drew pointed out we will have a need for some kind of team structure for the update and maintenance of the DVD. We should endeavour to find members committed to act as maintainers of the DVD as LibreOffice goes through version upgrades as well as find ways to facilitate the easy updating of files and translations on the disk. -- We will need a few members to round out the DVD team. We should have at least 2 active member for each language and of course members who have enough developer knowledge for the coding aspect of the DVD project.

ISO availability. We should approach the TDF to see if the DVD could be hosted on its servers just as the German LibreOffice-Box DVD ISO. Otherwise, find other hosting service for the DVD.

Finally, the disk has so far been called the NA (North American) DVD. If it looks like the NA disk could satisfy as a North/Central/South American DVD that we may want to reconsider relabelling it as the Americas DVD. This DVD would satisfy all of North/Central/South American needs.



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