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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Distribution Project - Update
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2012 22:47:33 GMT

On Sep 5, 2012, at 3:34 PM, Ian Lynch wrote:

> On 5 September 2012 13:37, Guy Waterval <waterval.guy@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Ian and all,
>> 
>> 2012/9/5 Ian Lynch <ianrlynch@gmail.com>
>> 
>>> On 5 September 2012 09:22, Rob Weir <rabastus@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Sep 4, 2012, at 7:11 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> [...]
>>> 
>>> I think there is probably untapped
>>> opportunities for distribution businesses eg when UK homeless people
>>> sell The Big Issue on the streets they could also sell AOO discs,
>>> motorway service station racks etc. My view is that we should
>>> encourage such enterprises.
>>> 
>> 
>> It's a great idea !
> 
> Maybe when the project graduates with a full pmc someone can take
> responsibility for these external links to the wider ecosystem. In ASF
> what was considered the community in OOo (marketing distribution etc)
> seems to be considered the wider ecosystem so we might need a little
> time to adjust to different structures. In the end we need people
> outside the immediate code development effort to develop ideas for
> increasing take up and to do that needs to minimise barriers while at
> the same time keeping things like the branding secure.

It is not beyond the capability of the PPMC to navigate the issue. We do need to help people
like John who come from the "ecosystem" integrate. I look forward to his reply and a reasonable
and careful discussion.

Regards,
Dave

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