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From Ian Lynch <>
Subject Re: Seeking OpenOffice consultants -- help us validate our new consultants listings
Date Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:07:11 GMT
On 3 October 2012 17:59, Guy Waterval <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 2012/10/3 Ian Lynch <>
> >
> > The one issue that arises here is that the term certification could mean
> > certificated to be an authorised developer, trainer or consultant as well
> > as certificated as a competent user of say Writer. This certainly seems
> to
> > have caused confusion in the past and across at LibreO. However, unless
> > provides some sort of certification of companies authorised to act under
> > its Logo (which seems counter to ASF policy) I doubt certification of
> > companies will be relevant whereas qualifications for individuals are
> > traditionally delivered by third parties so that is more likely to be the
> > take up.
> >
> I'm not sure to have good understood all this discussion, but these
> questions of certification could have some importance for companies.
> By my former employer, we had a quality system (GLP) and all our studies
> had to be made following the rules of this quality sytem to can be
> internationally recognized. For instance, we had to validate all the
> spreasheeds used to calculate the results of our studies and our
> developments. This long administrativ process had to be registered and
>  repeated if we changed the version of the soft for a new one. Moreover,
> all the technicians involved in the studies had to prove they have been
> trained with the soft. So, the certification of trainings is a question
> that we can't perhaps ignore in the future. It has perhaps not the same
> importance for the end users but it's another question for companies which
> have to prove that their employees have been teached to fit  the
> requirements of their quality system.
> Only my opinion and my apologizes for the noise if I haven't completely
> understood the sense of this thread.
> A+

Hi Guy,

It all depends on whether there is market demand and someone in a position
to meet that demand. We don't really want a lot of items that never get any
interest but we do want to be able to include as many as possible. Probably
needs a different thread for detailed discussion of certification. The main
objective in this thread is to work out the scope for the taxonomy Rob is
developing for consultants in general.  I'm thinking keeping things simple
within what we know from the previous methods with OOo is best. Rob's
clear, clean start looks good to me.


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