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From Jomar Silva <homem...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Brazilian government and Apache OpenOffice.org / TDF's LibreOffice
Date Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:15:23 GMT
Some numbers of the event on this year:

- 6,914 participants, from 12 countries

- 480 activities

- 44 convoys

- 161 people in the organizing committee, among ASL members,
volunteers, hired consultancies and services.

More can be found here -
http://softwarelivre.org/fisl12/fisl12/noticias/closure-ceremony-in-casual-mood

Best,

Jomar

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 7:06 PM, Alexandro Colorado <jza@openoffice.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Jomar Silva <homembit@gmail.com> 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
>> OpenOffice.org and TDF's LibreOffice.
>>
>> The official press release and the signed 'Letter of Intent' can be
>> found here -
>> http://www.softwarelivre.gov.br/news/cisl-and-communities-strengthen-floss-office-suites
>> .
>>
>> 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 OpenOffice.org 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*
> *OpenOffice.org* EspaƱol
> http://es.openoffice.org
>

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