On 02/26/2011 10:42 AM, Jeff Chimene wrote:
On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 8:41 AM, Jeff Chimene<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Do you have any comments on the following? I want to keep this email brief,
so that Krys can forward it. Please respond as quickly as possible.
Thanks to Rackspace for hosting last night's Happy Hour event, and taking
the time to discuss my request.
First, some disclosure: I am not a member of The Document Foundation. I am
making this request on the Foundation's behalf. As I have a current business
relationship with Rackspace, and am attending SCALE to promote LibreOffice,
it seemed appropriate that I initiate the conversation with Rackspace.
As we discussed, The Foundation is asking Rackspace to donate Cloud Files
services for six months to host an ISO image that contains the current
LibreOffice distribution as well as additional contributed software.
There is a North American ISO image of the current LibreOffice software
suite in production. By "North American" I mean the DVD will contain
language-specific versions of the LibreOffice product in dialects of the
English, French and Spanish languages. In addition to the core LibreOffice
suite, the ISO image will also contain other contributed software.
We expect to have the ISO image ready by the middle to end of March. We
believe that in six months time, The Foundation will have a server online
that will act as the permanent distribution node for this content.
Thank-you for your help bringing this request to the attention of the
Rackspace crew. I'm copyng others involved in this effort to keep them in
Just an addition to the ISO information:
You can file the current state of the North America Community DVD [soon
to be called "LibreOffice Americas Community DVD" of something like that].
The DVD demo web site I host of the work I am working on for the US
And the Wiki page[s] for this project.
Remember we want/need your comments on how easy it is to use the "DVD"
based upon the demo web site. The only thing you are not able to do
with the web site is to browse the content on the "DVD" folders for any
of the non-linked content like the sample files and other items that may
or may not be on the final version of the dvd. The browser based
content will allow you to click on the links to the wanted files
[resources] for you to "download" those linked files to you hard drive
and then run the installs from there. Although IE browser may allow you
to run the install files directly from the DVD/web, instead of the two
step download then install manually, I do not like that option for
security reasons. FireFox will not allow that IE option to be used.
The current size of the English content part of the DVD is at about 3.7
GB. As the Spanish and French content is developed, the extra items not
needed will be removed from the DVD to allow the merger of the three
languages onto one DVD. I would like to produce Spanish and French
version of the DVD as well, but that is one of the possible paths for
this project to go along with the three language DVD. BrOffice
[http://www.broffice.org/] has produced the Brazilian Portuguese version
of OOo/LibreOffice based product and I am told is one of the supporting
member organizations to The Document Foundation, the founding
organization for LibreOffice [for those who did not know already]. The
"Americas" DVD project may look towards BrOffice as the Brazilian DVD
product for the Communities represented in a list of resources [DVD, CD,
documents, content] for North, Central and South America [hopefully to
be a part of the overall project].
I have been told, through these email threads, that the Linux community
in the South West of the USA, and maybe others] who speak Spanish as
either their primary or secondary language, at home and at work, are
being "over looked". Hopefully this DVD project will help fill part of
the implied gap for Spanish speaking communities, whether they use
Windows, Linux, or MacOSX.
I/we look forward to you comments and suggestions to make this DVD
project better. Please email me at "email@example.com"
directly about you comments, or look at these threads for the
information to contact the other teammates directly. I give one of my
direct email addresses, since there are times where the complete
comments and suggestions are better left off the email lists.
Team member of the LibreOffice "North American Community DVD project"
and/or "Americas DVD project". I live in Elmira, New York State, USA. I
am retired from the computer filed to to a extreme pressure from my
doctors, though I do as much volunteering as my health, and physical
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