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From Louis Suárez-Potts <>
Subject Re: [OT] AOO in Telecenter
Date Thu, 17 May 2012 14:35:32 GMT
Albino, World:

On 2012-05-17, at 09:46 , Albino Biasutti Neto wrote:

> Hi all,
> A member of the Escritório Livre community, working in telecenters
> government is creating an OS based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. About 6.000
> telecenters, with 11 machines each, and will exceed more than 7.000.

This is good! does it continue the activity of earlier years? 
> It will replace the old BrOffice 3.2 to put the Apache OpenOffice 3.4 as
> the official office in the telecenters.

Wow. And will it be called Apache OpenOffice? And be in BR-PT? Can you also give us a sense
of how many people will be reached (able to use) by these enhancements? 

Also, in case people don't know, would you be so kind as to explain what a Telecenter is?

> Just who is having a problem, it needs to create a PPA for Ubuntu 10.04,
> and today exists only for 11.10/12.04. And also the question of automatic
> updating AOO.

Yes. Perhaps the telecentros can be persuaded to help out with the effort required? (They
may already be doing so, of course.)

These moves are globally important. For instance, the telecenter model can be found in Asia,
as well as India and elsewhere there is a need for local populations to access and use computers,
the Internet, and related knowledge. Everyone wants to learn of successes, read case studies,
follow best practices and so on: to relieve risk anxiety and to mitigate migration pain.

There are also competency centres around the world, especially in Asia, eg., Philippines,
Malaysia, India, Indonesia, to name but a few that come to mind. Again, having case studies
or even simple lists of what has been done… will make a world of difference real.

Please let's renew this page on major OO deployments. It's old; but we can take it as a "phase
1" and move to an Apache wiki that reflects AOO. Ideally, it could be used to create a more
accurate map of ODF deployments. One used to be maintained (more or less) by the ODF Alliance.

The page I mean for OO deployments, and that could be used as a model:

> Albino

Thanks, Albino.


PS : again, the more case studies, or lists, that we can point to around the world, the better;
and the more we can persuade the Grand Users of AOO and other FOSS to contribute to the development
of those tools they use, the better. One of the best ways would be to encourage participation
in the community process among the actual users; another way would be by employing, or making
for the employ, of developers.

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