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From Simon Phipps <>
Subject Re: User support: beyond forums or lists
Date Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:56:07 GMT

On 24 Aug 2011, at 13:39, Ian Lynch wrote:
> To add to this, we are currently engaged to train staff in a large training
> company in South America that wants OpenOffice certification for end users
> initially in schools. In practice this certification is equally applicable
> to LibreOffice and OpenOffice - I suspect the request for OpenOffice is
> simply a brand awareness thing. Since we are doing this in collaboration
> with the certification project why not make this a joint
> LibO/OOo issue? All we need do is put a LibO logo on the certificate if the
> candidate uses LibO to meet the assessment criteria and an OOo logo on the
> certificate if it is OpenOffice. We can keep track of the certificates
> issued and contribute back to either project on the basis of the number of
> certificates. We can modify the documentation to carry both names. To me
> this seems a way of promoting user support and awareness for both
> communities in a way that helps both. I'm applying lazy consensus here in
> that if there are no objections I'll start a new thread with a specific
> proposal but of course we will also need a +1 from the LibO people.

TDF has just revised the trademark rules for LibreOffice and I suspect what you're proposing
would fit them well - worth mentioning over in their discuss@ list though.

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