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From Imed Hammouda <>
Subject Re: Fwd: Funds are available for AOO marketing activities
Date Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:06:42 GMT

In reference to your message below, I would like to draw your attention 
to the possibility of organizing a keynote/tutorial/session on AOO at 
OSS 2012 ( to be held in September in the city of 
Hammamet - Tunisia. OSS is the premier international open source conference.

Please let us know if you are interested in this opportunity.

Best regards,
Imed Hammouda
OSS 2012 program chair

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	Funds are available for AOO marketing activities
> Date: 	Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:27:53 +1000
> From: 	Jean Weber <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Some of you may know me from the former OOo project. My primary
> activity for about 8 years has been writing, editing, and publishing
> user guides, and I was one of the last "Co-Leads" of the Documentation
> Project. I've always had an interest in the marketing side as well,
> and have helped organise and staff a few tables at events, but I never
> had time to do more than that.
> I am also involved (as Secretary-Treasurer) with an Australia-based
> not-for-profit association, Friends of OpenDocument Inc., which
> handles the money raised from sales of printed copies of OOo user
> guides and other books. We are currently holding around AUD10,000
> (more than USD10,000, or around EUR8,000 at current exchange rates) in
> the OOo account, and more comes in each month. This money is available
> to cover expenses that Apache can't or won't deal with, such as the
> cost of marketing materials (including copies of the user guides) for
> tables at events, attendance at events aimed at potential and actual
> customers (librarians, educators, etc), or just about anything we
> think would be valuable for spreading awareness.
> We don't have a very formal process for people to request money, but
> you would need to give enough info about what you want the money for,
> how much, who's involved, and so on, so the Friends of OpenDocument
> Inc's Management Committee can evaluate your request.
> BTW, we welcome new members; no charge to join. Info on the website,
> which is rarely updated except for financial statements and notices of
> meetings required by law (and the minutes of those meetings).
> --Jean

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