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From robert_w...@us.ibm.com
Subject OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal: RedOffice invitation
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2011 12:39:57 GMT
Jim -- thanks for reaching out to the OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice 
communities with your emails.   This is important.

Since you've already started with the invites, I wonder if I could 
recommend to you one more?  Another significant party that works in the 
core OpenOffice source code is RedOffice, a division of Beijing Redflag 
Chinese 2000 Software Co, Ltd.  You may not have never heard of them, but 
they have a significant user base in China.  They've done some incredible 
work customizing OpenOffice to have it support East Asian typographical 
and document layout conventions, like better vertical writing support, 
support for split or "kite" table headers, etc.  They regularly attend 
OpenOffice.org conferences and I consider them an important part of the 
community.

The person to contact there is:

Jin You Bing
VP of RedOffice
email:jinyoubing@redoffice.com

In your note, you may need to put give a bit more introductory information 
about Apache and what this opportunity is.  I would not assume that the 
chatter from the English-language tech press is headline news in Beijing.

Let me know if you want a hand with this.

Regards,

-Rob


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