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From Roberto Galoppini <>
Subject Re: Seeking OpenOffice consultants -- help us validate our new consultants listings
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2012 06:45:32 GMT
On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 11:07 PM, Ian Lynch <> wrote:
> 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
>> AOO
>> > 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.

Agree, Rob did an excellent job, and keep it simple seems key to me.
Certification is a delicate subject, it has been discussed few times
in the past - at least in the Italian community - and consensus maybe
challenging. Let's see what we can do.


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