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From PETER ROMANO <prom...@msn.com>
Subject RE: $21 million per day
Date Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:49:13 GMT




CNET is doing a very good job of getting the word out...

I received this link in an email I received today from CNET...
http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-57566982-12/free-office-2013-alternatives/?tag=nl.e415&s_cid=e415

Although they did not mention that AOO directly, they did mention LibreOffice
and also put a link to AOO since LibreOffice originated from AOO.


Pete...
 
Peter J Romano
promano@msn.com

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. - Cherokee Proverb

> Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 21:40:36 -0600
> From: Libby1428@att.net
> To: marketing@openoffice.apache.org
> CC: promano@msn.com; dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Subject: Re: $21 million per day
> 
> Hello.
> 
> Mastercard sells a mixture of services from financial services, banking, 
> as well as consumer data to other companies. They also have revenue 
> streams off of POS (point of sale) transactions and interest payments 
> from consumers and businesses.
> 
> Creating a value statement for those who are already aware of AOO to 
> increase usage and word of mouth will be difficult. This goes as well 
> for those that we all might have heard of that do not even know there 
> are alternatives to Microsoft Office at all.
> 
> 
> --
> Libby
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 2/6/2013 21:30, PETER ROMANO wrote:
> > What does Mastercard sell ?
> >
> > Pete...
> >   
> > Peter J Romano
> > promano@msn.com
> >
> >
> >> Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 08:43:08 -0500
> >> Subject: $21 million per day
> >> From: robweir@apache.org
> >> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org; marketing@openoffice.apache.org
> >>
> >> Yes, yes, we're a non-profit organization.  We don't charge for Apache
> >> OpenOffice.  We don't pay developers.    But we still do produce
> >> something of value, and that value can be estimated.
> >>
> >> People need office productivity software.  The main alternative to
> >> OpenOffice is Microsoft Office, perhaps the "Home and Student"
> >> edition.  The latest version (2013) sells for $139.99 on Amazon.  This
> >> is for the downloadable version.
> >>
> >> We have averaged 153K downloads per day of Apace OpenOffice over the
> >> last week.  That is an average value to the public of $21.5 million
> >> per day.  Or $7.833 billion (7.833 thousand million) per year.
> >>
> >> To put that in perspective, here are comparable annual sales figures
> >> for some familiar companies:
> >>
> >> -- Campbell Soup Company:  $7.882 billion
> >> -- Royal Caribbean Cruises:   $7.657 billion
> >> -- Mastercard, Inc:                $7.391 billion
> >> -- OfficeMax:                        $7.094 billion
> >>
> >>
> >> So we're providing tremendous value to the public.  We should be proud
> >> of what we've accomplished over the past decade.
> >>
> >> Note:  We could certainly debate the exact value provided to users.
> >> Determining what a user would do if they did not get AOO for free is
> >> tricky.  But the logic above is similar to how the BSA estimates
> >> losses to Microsoft from software piracy.  They assume that the person
> >> who pirates Office would buy it if they did not pirate it.  So it
> >> seems fair to use that same logic to estimate the value provided to
> >> users by a legal free alternative like Apache OpenOffice.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> -Rob
> >   		 	   		
> 

 		 	   		  
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