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From Alexandro Colorado <>
Subject Re: Brazilian government and Apache / TDF's LibreOffice
Date Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:06:58 GMT
On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Jomar Silva <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Last week during the FISL (International Free Software Forum) in Porto
> Alegre, the Brazilian Government's Free Software Implementation
> Committee decided to contribute with developers to the projects Apache
> and TDF's LibreOffice.
> The official press release and the signed 'Letter of Intent' can be
> found here -
> .
> I hope that this is a solid first step for us in Brazil, and I also
> hope that it shows the need of a FLOSS Office Suite that we have here.
> I'll be working to get the developers on this mail list as soon as
> they' re appointed by their employers.
> I also did a presentation about Apache with Simon
> Phipps, inviting all Brazilian community to join us on the project. I
> plan to do a blog post on the next days talking about this
> governmental commitment, inviting other governments and individual
> contribution to work with us all.
> Best Regards,
> Jomar Silva

Great news Jomar, I would have loved to be there. But I am glad that the
commitment for FLOSS office suites is still strong.
I know Brazil has a large investment in the suite and is the countries
interest that development keeps growing.

*Alexandro Colorado*
** EspaƱol

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