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From Alexandro Colorado <...@openoffice.org>
Subject Re: Brazilian government and Apache OpenOffice.org / TDF's LibreOffice
Date Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:06:58 GMT
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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