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From Roberto Galoppini <roberto.galopp...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ODF Plugfest: participation and leaflets
Date Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:37:21 GMT
Basil,

I'm sure you'll get an answer, but unfortunately I can't commit to provide
you with an answer in a short time frame. Our Chair will sort out a way to
manage this situation, though.

Roberto

2015-09-04 16:25 GMT+02:00 Basil Cousins <basil@openforumeurope.org>:

> Roberto,
>
> We need to close very soon.  When can you let me know about English
> version?
>
> Basil
>
> On 4 September 2015 at 15:04, Roberto Galoppini <
> roberto.galoppini@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Basil,
>>
>>  Nice to catch up again. I want to clarify that here I'm expressing only
>> my opinion, we do need the PMC to establish if we want - as a community -
>> to sponsor the English version.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> 2015-09-04 14:31 GMT+02:00 Basil Cousins <basil@openforumeurope.org>:
>>
>>> Hi Roberto,
>>>
>>> Great to be in touch.  I will ask Graham Taylor to raise an invoice for
>>> £100+VAT to cover the English Version.
>>> Can you let us have the address to be put on the invoice?
>>>
>>> Shal we use the same logo as in the London version for Apache Open
>>> Office or is there a more recent one?
>>>
>>> Basil
>>>
>>> Basil
>>>
>>> On 4 September 2015 at 12:38, Roberto Galoppini <
>>> roberto.galoppini@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 2015-09-04 5:06 GMT+02:00 Louis Suárez-Potts <luispo@gmail.com>:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> Comments inline.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> > On 03 Sep 15, at 16:24, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org>
wrote:
>>>>> >
>>>>> > As we discussed some weeks ago, the next ODF Plugfest will be held
>>>>> in The Hague, Netherlands, mid-September:
>>>>> > http://plugfest.opendocumentformat.org/2015-thehague/programme/
>>>>> >
>>>>> > There are three issues that require attention in a very short time.
>>>>> Deadline is 8 September when not otherwise specified.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > 1) Is anyone going in the end? We discussed this at length. I've
>>>>> never considered going since it overlaps with another event I'm scheduled
>>>>> to attend. Dennis and Roberto were both mentioned (and Dennis later
>>>>> clarified he is busy in the US). Of course if someone goes we can still
>>>>> discuss to allocate a budget from our events fund.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> When I made plans to go I didn't know about much about my calendar of
>>>> business meetings. As of now I can't commit to that trip, unfortunately.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> The event somewhat overlaps with a personal engagement but that may be
>>>>> negotiable. It depends on how much subsidy we have to support this very
>>>>> late trip—of mine, I mean. I’d be coming from Toronto, Canada. A
quick
>>>>> price check via Orbitz reveals that for a flight via the dodgy Air Transat
>>>>> the cost (R/T) would be about 740 USD. Include an Airbnb room—don’t
know
>>>>> how much that would be but probably not that much, though still, for
three
>>>>> days, at leasts 150 USD, and probably more. (I’m guessing the Hague
is
>>>>> costly.) Besides Air Transat, the average price for airfare to AMS is
about
>>>>> 1300 USD; to the Hague (Rotterdam) 500 USD more or so. I’m guessing
a train
>>>>> trip from AMS is cheaper.
>>>>>
>>>>> I’ve been to several of these events, including, I think, the
>>>>> initiating one. I know ODF fairly well, was on the Oasis TCs, etc. (I
quit
>>>>> them a couple of years ago.) The drawback for me going is I’m not
>>>>> developing ODF or for ODF and though I can certainly represent AOO’s
>>>>> continued interest in furthering usage of ODF, not to mention other Apache
>>>>> projects’ ODF work, to some extent I’ll be mostly competent at relaying
>>>>> speech.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I agree, and I think it would be important to give a speech about our
>>>> concerns around office formats' interoperability.
>>>> I believe we can still ask Michiel or Basil to accommodate a similar
>>>> ask.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> >
>>>>> > 2) I was contacted (for no special reason; I've never attended a
>>>>> Plugfest) by Basil Cousins of Openforum Europe, who gave me permission
to
>>>>> forward his request here, about updating a leaflet for the next ODF
>>>>> Plugfest. The 2014 version is here:
>>>>> >
>>>>> http://openforumeurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/OFE-COIS-DFD-ODF-Open-Document-Principles-for-Government-Technology-March-2015.pdf
>>>>> > and there is also an infographic available at
>>>>> http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/odf-toolkit-2/
>>>>> > Can you please suggest content updates to this leaflet? Basil in
is
>>>>> CC. We can discuss updates on this list and then one of us, ideally someone
>>>>> who attends the event, can send the final comments to Basil. The part
>>>>> needing more attention is the Applications Choices section on page 5.
>>>>>
>>>>> I can look at it, too. But others, here, can surely weigh in. I think
>>>>> we have talent to enhance this, no?
>>>>>
>>>>> >
>>>>> > 3) For this leaflet they also ask for a contribution for printing.
>>>>> One can support printing the English version (addressed to UK government),
>>>>> the Dutch version (addressed to Dutch government) or both. The contribution
>>>>> is 100 GBP (so about 135 EUR or 150 USD) for each edition. If you feel
it
>>>>> would be useful, I assume that the fund for events and merchandising
could
>>>>> be used to support this. Please state if you propose that we allocate
>>>>> budget and, in case it's a yes, if you'd rather contribute to the English
>>>>> version or both versions.
>>>>>
>>>>> I think it would be money well spent.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Agree for the English version, as far as we can also enrich its
>>>> content, though.
>>>>
>>>> Roberto
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Note. This ODF Plugfest brings together some rather important players
>>>>> form the UK, which is supposedly tending toward it. Independent of any
>>>>> particular implementation’s concerns or desires, it is, as Roberto
G.
>>>>> pointed out, important that there be *real* solid interest in working
with
>>>>> the government to satisfy their mandate.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Regards,
>>>>> >  Andrea.
>>>>> >
>>>>> -best
>>>>> louis
>>>>>
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>>>>
>>>
>>>
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