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From Roberto Galoppini <roberto.galopp...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ODF Plugfest: participation and leaflets
Date Mon, 07 Sep 2015 16:09:20 GMT
2015-09-05 12:49 GMT+02:00 Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org>:

> Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
>
>> Great!! My mistake.  Go for it: [PROPOSE], [DISCUSS], whatever.
>>
>
> Being realistic, this won't help much at this stage. Every message where
> we politely ask each other to start a proper discussion is a waste of time
> given the very close deadlines.
>
> Note that I am not involved with the Plugfest at all and I happened to
> bring the issue here just because of someone's outdated address book, but
> still I'd like that we get done what we can get done.
>
> Out of the three issues I originally mentioned:
> 1) Someone from OpenOffice attending
> 2) Updates for the leaflet
> 3) Financial support for the leaflet
> the one that we can get done for sure is 2.
>
> For 1) we have Louis' availability but by the time everything is approved
> it will be unrealistic that he can still arrange an intercontinental flight
> (which is a pity since we started discussing the Plugfest attendance three
> months ago, we should really learn from this).
>

Agreed, and I'm really sorry I couldn't make it. In future we might want to
have a small team of people who knows how ODF Plugfests work and are
willing to attend, give a speech and run tests. I believe we need all these
three pieces to make our participation meaningful.


>
> For 3) while I do see some consensus on contributing the 100 GBP = ~135
> EUR = ~150 USD for printing the English leaflet, my worry is that we can't
> get anything decided by the deadline (Tuesday 8 September afternoon
> European time).
>

Considered the US long week-end 'issue' and the time frame, plus Dennis'
concerns it seems clear we're late for this. Also if I understand correctly
what that means is that they won't print our logo featured on the inside
back cover, not that the leaflet won't be printed. Given the fact we're not
attending or participating, this seems the less important thing to me.



>
> So, coming to item 2: I'm still hopeful we can provide up-to-date data
> about OpenOffice. You can find below what is needed, what is currently
> there and what I propose we send them (which I will have to do on Tuesday
> morning European time; if someone else takes care of it I'll be happier).
>
> NEEDED           CURRENT                      PROPOSED
> Software (name)  Apache Open Office           Apache OpenOffice
> License          Open Source                  Open Source (ALv2)
> Formats          All                          (no changes) [1]
> Platforms        (empty)                      Windows, OS X, Linux,
> third-party ports to Android, FreeBSD, OS/2
> Support          Community                    (no changes) [2]
> Link             http://www.openoffice.org/   (no changes)
> Notes            (empty)                      (empty)
>
> [1]: Formats are the ODF file extensions, not the non-ODF file types.
> [2]: Here the choice is between Community and Commercial.
>
> Can we at least agree on this basic information for the "Applications"
> sections, which is what they need most?
>

Thanks for all this.

Roberto


>
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
>
>
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