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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Re: Incorrect Information About AOO 3.4
Date Sun, 27 May 2012 15:54:05 GMT
On Sun, 2012-05-27 at 10:22 -0500, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> Bah.. Drew got ahead of me :-P.
> 
> Guy, perhaps you can help us clean this old database?
> 
> http://www.openoffice.org/fr/Marketing/entreprises.html#france
> 
> just let me know what to drop, I feel like grinding my axe today ;).

Cool - I love a sharp axe, brings out the Norsk in me.

I believe it would be best then to simply remove the page. 

1 - better then trying to pick winners and losers, friend and foe, in
the commercial world.

2 - ASF projects, from what I gather, do not do end user marketing or
business development, just code. It is the apache way IMO and feel
strongly now that this project should be no different. 

Same for the other NL sites, yes I've looked at a bunch...There is a lot
to remove from the education pages also, lots of links to outside
organizations, dead email list links and the like.

Shall we start the culling then - and let the chips fall where they may?

> 
> Pedro.
> 
> 
> On 05/27/12 06:23, Guy Waterval wrote:
> > Hi Dave,
> > Hi all,
> >
> > 2012/5/27 Dave Barton<bmcs@apache.org>
> >
> >> FileHippo.com is a very popular download site for free software and for
> >> many years they have been offering OOo binaries for download. They are
> >> now offering
> >> Apache_OpenOffice_incubating_3.4.0_Win_x86_install_en-US.exe from this
> >> page: http://www.filehippo.com/download_openoffice/
> >>
> >> While this is good for user awareness of our first release, some of the
> >> information on that download page is incorrect and in one part totally
> >> misleading:
> >>
> >   There are other problems of this type, for instance, the fr webpage of the
> > AOO project :
> >
> > http://www.openoffice.org/fr/
> >
> > You will see a link "Boutique OpenOffice.org", pointing to the fr OOo.org
> > former store, now in the hands of LibO : http://enventelibre.org/la-mouette.
> > You can buy there old articles about OOo.org (remaining stocks) gently
> > mixed with the new ones (LibO). They sell also articles for some other
> > linked associations :
> >
> >     -
> >
> >     April : TDF Supporters : http://www.documentfoundation.org/supporters/
> >     -
> >
> >     Framasoft, which writes great articles about OO.org :
> >     http://www.framasoft.net/article472.html
> >
> > In this case, the issue is not these associations themselves, which have
> > the right to have their own opinion. The issue is, for me, the AOO project
> > itself, which not controlls seriously its external communication.
> >
> > After several (public and private) requests inviting to be careful with
> > some links present on the fr website, nothing has changed up to now. For
> > me, these things are not to be minimized. I have nothing against a certain
> > communication with the concurrent project, but if we will avoid some battle
> > in the future, the best way is perhaps to be more careful with our external
> > communication.
> >
> > Of course, this represents only my personal opinion, and has not to be
> > interpreted as a direct attack or any perverse insinuation against the
> > person who has in the hands the keys of the fr website.
> >
> > A+
> >
> 
> 



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