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From Donald Harbison <dpharbi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: "Social integration" for Apache OpenOffice 4.0
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:04:54 GMT
On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM, Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon.oo@gmail.com>wrote:

> KG01- see comments inline
>
> On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 <x-apple-data-detectors://48>, Rob Weir
> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 3:20 PM, Phillip Rhodes
> > <motley.crue.fan@gmail.com <javascript:;>> wrote:
> > > Per Rob's email about the "Help us brainstorm ideas for Apache
> > > OpenOffice 4.0" I was perusing the Google Moderator doc[1] and came
> > > across this suggestion:
> > >
> > > "Provide social capabilities within core editors to share selection,
> > > page/sheet/slide, or entire document with popular services including:
> > > micro-blogs, social networks, curation communities, and file sharing
> > > services."
> > >
> > > I think there's a lot to be said for this, and wouldn't mind getting
> > > involved with such an initiative. Posting this to try and spark some
> > > discussion around this suggestion.
> > >
> > > My own comment, in response to Kevin's Moderator post was this:
> > >
> > > "I like the idea of having something like this. If we had something
> > > like that, I'd like a somewhat generic / extensible framework, so it
> > > can be wired into pretty much any service, including services that
> > > don't even exist today."
>
>
> KG01 - Agreed, a generic and scalable framework would be great.
>
> >
> > > Any thoughts on what "social integration" for AOO should look like,
> > > and is anyone else interested in this?
> > >
> > > [1]: https://www.google.com/moderator/#16/e=2011d5
> > >
> >
>
> KG01 - I feel that there is enough momentum here to start capturing some
> usage scenarios. I can create a page on the wiki to capture some scenaios.
> Perhaps we could run a session at the upcoming November conference to
> validate and prioritize the scenarios.
>

Please do (start wiki page). We have a talk proposal on this topic under
review for ACE in November.


>
>
> > We (IBM) did a proof-of-concept along these lines for a demo at a
> > conference last January.
>
> Here is the general use case.   It was an
> > extension to Impress that would allow the user to send the current
> > slide to the activity stream of an OpenSocial container.  It converted
> > the slide to a JPG, presented a dialog for the user to enter a comment
> > and then used the OpenSocial REST API to send this to the server.  The
> > slide could then be viewed on the server via the containers web
> > interface.  Other users could comment on  it.  When the document
> > re-loaded into Impress the container would be queried and the latest
> > comments would be retrieved and integrated into Impress, into a side
> > panel.
> >
> > So the net result was a user could post a slide with a question like
> > "What do you think of this slide?", have it be shared with their
> > friends, and then receive comments back from them.  It demo'ed well
> > and seems to have some merit.
>
>
> KG01 - there it is, our first usage scenario :)
>
> >
> > One idea would be to integrate such support and generalize it to Calc
> > and Writer.  Another idea might be to support other, non-OpenSocial
> > social networks.  The key seems to be the ability to convert a portion
> > of a document into a snippet that is web-renderable (HTML or JPG) and
> > track context.  Oh, and a lot of OAuth ;-)
>

+1000


> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > -Rob
> >
> > > (Disclaimer: my interest is partly - but not exclusively - motivated
> > > by commercial concerns, as I am a founder of a startup that's working
> > > on open source "Enterprise Social Networking" / "Enterprise 2.0"
> > > products, and would be interested in exploring ways AOO could work
> > > with our product(s))
>

Excellent! Please pursue this opportunity.


> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Phil
> >
>

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