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On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 12:47 PM, Marc Paré <> wrote:

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.

Hi Marc:

As I mentioned with Tim: Rackspace will be at SCALE. I can approach them
about donating making a CloudFiles  donation. I'm sure there will be other
hosting services.

SCALE runs Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Friday is a setup day for exhibitors.
So, if you can get an answer from TDF re: hosting, I won't pursue this
option during the expo.


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